This item was found in the hill's of Northwest Arkansas in a private and remote location. It is quite the archeological discovery opening doors to the past, while increasing the mystery held by the "Hill Folk" and those who possessed it.
Significance: The shrunken egg carton, until now has been relegated to the status of an urban legend, with no physical proof to substantiate it's existense, until now.
What it is:
A shrunken egg carton was made of styrofoam material, was always "used" as it seems that having held eggs is where it's power came from. It will always have a logo printed on it along with a bar code.
Where did they come from?
According to legend as handed down through word of mouth, the shrunken egg cartons were produce by special member's of the community, who were either water dowser's or bee charmer's. Through some secret method, they would take an egg carton that had held egg's that were served for some special occasion.
Wedding, birthday, or homecoming: Would be a carton of good fortune and were recognized by the carton have an open (flat) orientation.
Funeral, wake, divorce, bankruptcy, imprisonment: would be a carton of bad fortune, and were recognized by their closed (folded) orentation.
Who obtained these?
People who were sickly or had sick hog's, impoverished, had suffered a tornado strike, or needing good fortune in general would seek these.
People who wanted someone to pay for their crimes, suffer a tornado strike, or other calamity, would have a bad fortune carton sent to their intended.
This carton is a "good fortune" carton.
View the detailed photo's. This carton measures about the width of my outstretched hand.
This artifact is 100% guaranteed to be an authentic Ozark Shrunken Egg Carton, and not some cheap immitation.
I will be more than happy to include a certificate of authenticity if you request it.
I've also included photo's of the dig site and the chicken's that indicated the general location that instigated the dig.
This item is of specimen quality and I will be surprised if it is not bought by a museum, but as my policy goes, first come, first serve.
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