A man performs this act of surgery with one object about three times. When he has removed it from the poultice he places it on the stump of a nearby tree and warns every one not to touch it because it is a thing connected with witchcraft.

  • Source: Evans-Pritchard, E. E. Witchcraft, oracles and magic among the Azande. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1937.
  • Culture: Azande
  • Location: Africa