This woman is identified only as an herbalist. Doris Ulmann posed her here with what appears to be gris-gris, or medicine bags, around her neck; around her waist are several lengths of rags tied with pieces of moss and twigs. With a potted fern and dried leaf on the ledge in front, Ulmann created a kind of occupational portrait, carefully framing the herbalist between the columns of a porch. The woman leans casually and extends a rather large, strong, and masculine-looking hand and forearm forward toward unidentifiable objects on the ledge. With her close-fitting, torn work shirt and wiry, slender build, she is an ambiguous figure, androgynous and possibly of mixed race.