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Collection: wellcomecollection.wellcomecollection
Description: Islamic holy men, known as fikas, write phrases from the Quran (the holy book of Islam) or mystic inscriptions on wooden boards, known as lohn or prayer boards. When the ink is dry, it is washed from the board and drunk or applied to the body to cure illness. This practice is known as El Mahara.
Country location: Sudan
Collection: wellcomecollection.wellcomecollection
Description: The 'tying' cure, Gour tribe, Eastern Bahs-et-Shagal, A.E. Sudan. two Gour men wearing 'ties' for the cure of headache.
Country location: Sudan
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