Travel Stock Photo: ID # IDMTSI001

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule

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Title:

Mentawai Shamans and Healing Ceremonies, Siberut, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Caption:

Teurepa, the elder Sikeirei, holds the intestines of the sacrificed chicken up to the light for careful inspection. After studying the arteries and veins of the translucent membrane connecting the bowels, both medicine men agree: the omens are good, the second healing ritual can continue and the boy, Jiguei, will live.

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Country: Indonesia   /   Island: Siberut

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