Ibibio medicine man in the 1930s.

Ibibio medicine man in the 1930s.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Reconstruction in the Upper Wellcome Gallery, Science Museum, London. The Ibibio tribe live mainly in south-east Nigeria. They believe that illnes 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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