The soothsayer

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Oil on canvas / 76 x 117 cm / 2007 – Sold

The Malian healer practices divination according to the Dogon rites by establishing a series of symbols on the sand, these graphics will be modified by the footprints of the jackals during the night.

The traces left at random on the drawing will contribute to the writing and it is only the next day that the healer will interpret the graph to predict the future. 

 

Malian Soothsayer

Mali

 

Photo : Aventure créatrice avec Jean Rouch – site web  Gilbert MAZLIAH