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Lucky in Peru The Tumi is a ceremonial knife made of bronze, gold, silver, or copper that is typically made in a single piece. The Peruvian government adopted it as a good luck symbol. Tumis were used to sacrifice an animal in honor of the God Inti during ceremonies. During the Inca period, during the Inti Raymi celebrations, a Tumi was used to sacrifice a black llama, and their internal organs were observed to predict the future before being incinerated. The tumi was used by pre-Columbian cultures such as the Paracas to perform cranial surgery known as cranial trepanation, also. .gif format. Original piece available in OpenSea.