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A Kwere medicine gourd from Tanzania. Here a calabash has been trained with a tight chord around its middle to take an hourglass shape so it can be suspended. The carved wooden stopper, depicting a mother with a baby on her back, identifies the gourd and its medicinal contents while acting as medium with the spirits that oversee the efficacy of the medicine.
Bouee- by Marc Perez - ..warriors of Huaa tribe paint their faces into a rainbow before a battle. The night before shaman reads the sky and forbids them to use certain colours, because it would make them vulnerable to wounds and death. However, if they use the forbidden colours and defeat the enemy, they acquire the highest status in the tribe..