The trunks of trees are often carved into the shape of cattle hrons to mark holy shrines where sacrificies are made. Cattle are only killed as a sacrifice to receive a blessing from God. Tthe Dinka believe that their beloved animals, essential in every part of their lives, are their link to the spirit world.


  • Title: Dinka Healer with Carved Branch
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Location: South Sudan
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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