Ibibio medicine man in the 1930s.

Exton, David

 
Ibibio medicine man in the 1930s.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Reconstruction in the Upper Wellcome Gallery, Science Museum, London. The Ibibio tribe live mainly in south-east Nigeria. They believe that illness is caused by evil spirits and so perform rituals to ask the good spirits to help. Any drugs used are usually plant and animal extracts.

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