13152_27422_yoruba_healer1.mov

13152_27422_yoruba_healer1

An African Yoruba healer (babalawo) touches a boy’s head with a stick while another boy plays with a shaker. The healer consults large strands of bean pods with cowrie shells to make his diagnosis. The boy sits with his mother looking forlorn. The healer smells the boy’s head and armpits.

1960s
B&W
Not Explicit