Cotton: reverse appliqué, appliqué, embroidery
Overall: 37 x 45.7 cm (14 9/16 x 18 in.)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. F. Louis Hoover 1971.212
As in many places, concerns with sickness and healing feature prominently in Guna society. Traditional healing methods require the intervention of trained medicine men and their tools. This panel may depict a pair of medicine men holding nuchus, carved wood figures activated by incantations and used to cure any number of ailments.
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