Located in New York’s East Village, Obscura Antiques & Oddities boasts an array of eerie items that date back as far as the 16th Century.
Faded Persian rugs form a walkway down the centre of the shop, ushering spectators along a packed corridor of shrunken heads, taxidermied house pets and glass-encased skeletons. The room smells sweet, like incense mixed with dust and formaldehyde.
Everything is beautifully curated; boxes of old war photos being carefully juxtaposed against racks of bullet-damaged military gear.
Obscura is so much more than just a shop. It’s a museum of artifacts related to death, witchcraft and our ongoing fascination with the afterlife.