Medicine Bundle


From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 37-22-227B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island
Section African
Materials Leaf

If a Yambo man is not near, the victim dies. If one is at hand, and willing, he sucks the puncture in the customary way (see pawm pele, 37-22-216), then takes leaves of gbange bok, grinds them on a stone and rubs the wounds with them. A strip of sempleng bark or an oil palm leaflet is knotted in four places and tied tightly above the wound. See 37-22-223 (kpakpa), etc.; cf. also kondo (37-22-238).

Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 180 - Collector Number

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