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Reliquary XI
Reliquary XI
Reliquary XI
Reliquary XI
Reliquary XI
Reliquary XI
Reliquary XI
Reliquary XI
Reliquary XI

Reliquary XI

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Reliquary is a line of impact toys that uses real human bone. Each one comes with its own box to be stored in. I took a lot of inspiration from the reliquaries in Italy that held the bones of various saints.

The artwork on the top of the box is handpainted leather by BadMood Leather

 This set includes two floggers. One is made with a human toe and footbone in the handle. It has a mix of tails including Painted Lady, goatskin, lamb, and suede. It has a metallic pattern throughout.

The second piece is a little thwacker with black and rose gold rhinestones. The rhinestones are set in a flexible skin along the tail and do not flake off as they are embedded inside this skin. They will only come off if the tail is damaged or exposed to heat. 

The box is made with acrylic panels that have been inlaid with resin and 3D printed pieces. The inside is lined with padding and burgundy fabric. The Latin on the sides reads Quod me Nutruit Me Destruit, which is roughly translated to What nourishes me also destroys me. The floggers rest on a bed of faux fur inside the box.

 

FAQ;

Q- Where do you get the bones?

A- Back in the day people studying to become doctors at certain medical schools were required to have a human skeleton for study. There were companies that specialized in selling the skeletons to medical students. Today students are obviously not required to have their own bone collections, but often these old collections were passed down through families or discarded and forgotten. Certain companies work to acquire these bones and put them back into the hands of those who wish to study them or use them in art. This is where we acquire the bones.

Q- Is it legal?

A- It is legal to own human BONES in all the states of the US. (Organs are a different story). However, it is illegal to sell human bones in LA, GA, and TN. Therefore, we cannot ship to these states. Please do not order if you are from these states. If you do, your order will be cancelled and I will be highly annoyed with you.

Q- Can you ship internationally?

A- Every country has its own laws regarding the sale of human bones. I report all customs information ACCURATELY. Basically, if you purchase one of these sets it is at your own risk and all sales are final. I am not responsible if your item is seized by customs and I will not provide refunds. 

Q- Where can you NOT ship Reliquary?

A- Lousiana, Georgia, and Tennessee. If you reside in any of these states please do not order any Reliquary pieces. If you do, your order will be cancelled and I will be annoyed with you.

Q- Why human bones? Isn't that gross/disrespectful, etc?

 

Q- Why human bones? Isn't that gross/disrespectful, etc?

A-This is really a matter of opinion. The culture of sanctity surrounding human remains and the stigma around remains that dictates that the only proper way to treat them is with burial/cremation is not universal. Many cultures create art, structures, icons, religious sites, and more with bones of the dead.

The assumption that bones *must* be treated a certain way or its "wrong" is presumptive and, frankly, rather arrogant as it assumes that your cultures way is the only right way.

There also seems to be quite a bit of vitriol directed at this collection for the fact that I've turned them into items used for kink. This really speaks more toward people's own issues with their sexuality and ideas that sex and kink are "dirty" and therefore I am disrespecting the bones. 

I encourage people who find themselves offended by this collection to do some study on different cultures relationships to the dead now and throughout history to expand their view and help them let go of their culturally ingrained stigma. The white American western death tradition is not the only one in existence. 

Human bones used in art and in crafting practical tools and items goes back to the dawn of human history. I am always curious if the people who attack me over this collection do the same to artists who have their human bone art featured in galleries around the world. Do they also rail against the Capuchin crypts in Rome, the Paris Catacombs, the bone church in the Sedlec Ossuary, or the reliquaries that can be found in many museums in Italy that feature historical art?

I can understand Reliquary is not for everyone. That is perfectly okay!