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Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Laduma with his stuff for healing, induku yokwelapha, with the hand of an antbear, isambane, as a crook. (Medizinen, plate 19, pp.92, 93)

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Laduma with a magical powerful necklace, iziqu, from the cones of casuarina equisetifolia (casuarinaceae) which the author had bought in 1977 from the Santa Lucia Bay. The pendant is a container, umfece, for snuff-medicine, carved by Laduma Madela from the wood of umthombo.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Laduma in front of the tree Clerodendrum glabrum (Verbenaceae in his  neighbour's Mashingeni Khumal kraal. It is a tree which is said never to be striken by lightning. From its branches the lightning-rods are made.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Madela with the ladle for fetching the clouds during a thunderstorm, "ukuphaka izulu" (to ladle out-as food-the heaven) Cf. "Medizinen", plate 14 and pp. 84, 85.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

The round stone from the river smeared both flat sides crosswise with black anti-lightning medicine

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Madela has the rod in his left hand and the stone in his right hand.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Laduma demonstrate how he prevents the lightning to strke his kraal by means of a lightning-rod partly smeared with anti-lightning medicine. Madela turns slowly to the four quarters of the globe pointing with the rod towards the heaven. He changes the hands in which he holds the rod.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Hlomeleni Madela, Laduma's unmarried daughter, takes the chance to expose her little granddaughter to smoke of "wild animals"= inyamazane, to make the baby strong and healthy.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

In Bafungile's house: Two healing methods combined, "inyamazane" and " chasing awya evat ghost or evil spirit" 1. "Inyamazane"= wild animals (remains) i.e. inhale smoke of small parts of burned animals, especially antelops, put in potsherd. This method is called "ukuhogela", i.e.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Laduma, sitting on Bafungile's bed, scraping goat horns to prepare them as medicine containers. He works them on a wooden head rest, turned upside down. In the foreground a very low table with one of the two armlets Madela is preparing from genet skin.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

The skin of the ox slaughtered on 30th March and the skin of a goat pegged in front of Bafungile's house. To the right Ziphelaphi.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

A plant protecting Laduma's smithy against lightning-speciallly that sent by his brother Susa.(Cf. "Susa", plate 10, bottom, pp.40/41.) This plant is a species of the Wild Passionflower, impindamshaye ("hit back"), Adenia gummifera(Harv.) Harms.

View of Tupapow

Black and white scene of a Shed of Tupapow in Otaheire.

View of the Island of Bourou

Black and white scene of the Island of Bourou taken from the road view.

View of Swaziland 

View of Swaziland

View of Swaziland 

View of Swaziland

View of Swaziland? 

View of Swaziland? 

View of Swaziland?

View of Swaziland 

View of Swaziland forest and mountain

View of Swaziland forest and mountain

View of a road in a Country Town

Colorful scene of a road in country town with trees along it.

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