Bwiti Medical Consultation

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Ehoumou prepares for a medical consultation. In his right hand he holds the torch made of okume resin. These torches are used during dancing, consulting, for light and protection during rituals. In his left hand is a mirror set in an animal horn that is used during consultations to gain understanding and for divination. It allows him to read the body and mind of the subject of the consultation and to detect things of importance. The parrot feathers represents language, the words you say as well as the language of the birds.

© Laurent Sazy Panga / Nyanga Province Gabon July 2003