Medicine Bundle


From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Balolo (Sierra Leone)

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 37-22-208A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Balolo (Sierra Leone)
Section African
Materials Leaf

To protect plantations. A funnel made of Kising leaf is tied to a stick which is planted in the ground of the farm. A person "affected" by the medicine gets crawcraw, a kind of itch which develops into ulcers. Leaves of the same plant are pounded with clay in a mortar and rubbed on the sores as an antidote. See itu kerosene and wus sekel. (37-22-206, 204)

Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 193 - Collector Number

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