Pressed Rat and Warthog, located in the Twisted Cow Compound, 931 Shoofly Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a purveyor of rare oddities. We specialize in works of art - totems, fetishes, wands, sculptures and related objects  - that exhibit a palpable energetic presence. 

Pressed Rat and Warthog Pictured above are the original partners in the firm. This historical sketch depicts the moment the partners left their London shop and headed for the New World. The sketch included the following verse hand-written on the back: "Sadly they left, telling no-one goodbye,  Pressed Rat wore red jodhpurs, Warthog a striped tie, Between them they carried a three-legged sack, Went straight 'round the corner and never came back."

Pressed Rat and Warthog

Pictured above are the original partners in the firm. This historical sketch depicts the moment the partners left their London shop and headed for the New World. The sketch included the following verse hand-written on the back:

"Sadly they left, telling no-one goodbye,  Pressed Rat wore red jodhpurs, Warthog a striped tie,

Between them they carried a three-legged sack, Went straight 'round the corner and never came back."

Fetish Market, Lome, Togo

"Any material image of a religious idea is an idol; a material object in which force is supposed to be concentrated is a Fetish; a material object, or a class of material objects, plants, or animals, which is regarded by man with superstitious respect, and between whom and man there is supposed to exist an invisible but effective force, is a Totem." [J. Fitzgerald Lee, "The Greater Exodus," London, 1903]