For the Love of Antlers: Heads on a Wall or Antlers on a Bride
U ime rogova. Glave na zidu ili rogovi na nevjesti

Maja Pasarić

Abstract

Deer head and antlers are specific parts of the animal body embedded with complex symbolic implications and as pars pro toto represent the entire animal. Certain cultural practices of animal objectification within our contemporary society denote these parts of animals’ bodies as trophies, decorations, and designed objects, which then become markers of individual human identities, lifestyles, and particular living spaces. However, such new meanings inscribed into these animal materialities do not necessarily classify them as passive objects. It has been acknowledged that material culture objects continually transform in meanings through their own accumulative biographies.

Keywords

antlers; deer; trophy; decor; material culture

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