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Monkey-skin bag used by healers, Africa, 1880-1930

Science Museum, London


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Clothes worn and items carried by healers identify them and show their high status in many African communities. There are three ways to become a healer: receive the vocation from ancestors, learn skills passed through generations, or learn from another healer if they consider you worthy. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Africa


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Monkey-skin bag used by healers, Africa, 1880-1930. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

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