SIERRA LEONE The Yassi Society; women society; treat Poro men 1900 old print
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SIERRA LEONE. The Yassi Society; women society; treat Poro men 1900 old print

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CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'The Yassi Society - The Yassi is a society professedly for women, but it does not object to giving "medicinal treatment" to men of the Poro order. The Minseri images through which the spells are worked are kept in the Yassi hut, which is not in the bush but in the town or village. With them is kept the special Yassi medicine, in the presence of which the prophetess of the society has to be uncovered. In the centre of the above illustration the Yassi drum can be seen, and on the left three Kambehs, or members of the second degree'

DATE PRINTED: 1900    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.5 x 21.5cm, 5.5 x 8.25 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique photographic book illustration

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture


PROVENANCE: "Customs of the World"; Edited by Walter Hutchinson, With an introduction by A.C. Haddon, Published by Hutchinson & Co., London


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