I am 28 years of rough seas, a belly full of riggling tentacles and infant skulls, vitriol veined and vacant eyed, all spine and ribcage spitting pleura and nostrum back in your face.




The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft houses the only known intact pair of necropants, a beyond-disturbing item popularly used for purposes of traditional magic in seventeenth century Iceland. To make your own (and thus reap good fortune), strike a deal with a friend than whoever dies first will allow the other wear the lower half of their corpse as a pair of pants, day and night:

If you want to make your own necropants (literally; nábrók) you have to get permission from a living man to use his skin after his death.

After he has been buried you must dig up his body and flay the skin of the corpse in one piece from the waist down. As soon as you step into the pants they will stick to your own skin.

A coin must be stolen from a poor widow and placed in the scrotum along with the magical sign, nábrókarstafur, written on a piece of paper. Consequently the coin will draw money into the scrotum so it will never be empty, as long as the original coin is not removed.

To ensure salvation the owner has to convince someone else to overtake the pants and step into each leg as soon as he gets out of it. The necropants will thus keep the money-gathering nature for generations.

Im scratching my head??? Like it made sense up until the coin scroat part………….

i’m fucking dying. i want a scrotum that attracts money

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New Jersey-based Filipino artist Gregory Halili creates incredible bas-relief carvings of human skulls on the mother of pearl interior of gold-lip and black-lip oyster shells collected from his native Philippines. After the delicate hand carving process is complete he then paints them with oils.

Halili’s beautiful memento mori will be on exhibition soon at Silverlens Galleries in Manila and Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York.

Click here for a mesmerizing process video. Visit Halili’s acebook page for additional images.

[via Colossal and Junkculture]

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