Sepia photograph of medicine-woman from Tembuland, South Africa kneeling down, placing small objects on a piece of hide, enclosed in rectangular glass frame, Tembuland, South Africa, 1900-1925
A sepia photograph of a medicine-woman from Tembuland, a former district of Transkei, now in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. She is performing divination - bones, shells and stones are thrown onto the animal hide and the pattern interpreted to identify the cause of illness.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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- photographs, medicine-woman, photograph, portraiture folk medicine (shamanism), portraiture folk medicine (shamanism), photographs, portraiture
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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