Medicine Hung at the inside of Chief Isekhure's Front Door


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Medicine Hung at the inside of Chief Isekhure's Front Door
© D. Anthony Mahone

Numerous prominent Edo men hang medicine over the lintel of the inner side of their front door. This is to prevent evildoers, such as thieves or enemies, from completing their tasks. Brooms, such as the one here, are often referred to when people tell stories of medicine used for property protection: "When the family woke up, they found the thief sweeping the floor."


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