Alexanger G. Weygers 1901 - 1989
Katjoboring Flowers, Bali; Moon Flower or (Devil's Trumpet) (/Not Noted), 1939
1.75 x 7.50 in (4.44 x 19.05 cm)
The devil’s trumpet, aka Moon Flower has a long history of mystical and shamanic attribution. The seeds were often used to altar their states of mind. However, by modern standards, datura plants are actually considered quite poisonous and can cause delirium and hallucinations. Although it was known as a spiritual aid in some traditions, it also had many negative side-effects (such as disorientation, delirium, nausea, hyperthermia, blurry vision, dry mouth, hallucinations, and amnesia) and was not generally known to be a pleasant experience. It was/is also nearly impossible for these practitioners to gauge the dosage and it would often result in death. Very fine condition, rare.