Visit to Nasako Homeland, 2011 / 1c-Nasako Libreta

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19th century drawing of a Nasako title-holder in full ceremonial dress. The medicine horn tied to the waist was used for divination and is similar to the horn carried aloft by divining elders in the Divination photo within this gallery. He stands upon a drawn ‘signature’ that authorizes his actions. Since the 1860s, Abakuá members have documented their traditions in manuscripts used to teach members in apprenticeship fashion.

© Ivor Miller 2011
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