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M. Sewavi, Traditional Healer & Nephews

Village of Seko

The nephews celebrated a traditional healing ceremony for our benefit. It was conducted in a small room filled with spirit fetishes, large and small. Much like the priest, the primary celebrant recited incantations in a very soft voice, accented occasionally by the rattling of chain links. The final act was the "feeding" of the many fetishes by pouring a small amount of gin or vodka over each one.

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