Ointment Jar

This ointment jar most likely belonged to Kabuau, village elderly, wise man.

During the period when a fungus infected a lot of people this ointment was made by Kabuau. The ointment consists of a mix of indigenous plants: the Salix Tortuosa and the Eukarya. It enlightens the pain from the wounds coming from the fungus.

Also an artist impression of Kabuau, his name written in native Rilaoan looks like combination of Japanese and a native South African language.

Date: 1919.

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Curated by five to six students of Amsterdam Dutch Film Academy.


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