The causes of and solutions to illness and imbalance are interpreted in different ways across the world
In many cultures, such as that of the Canadian Inuit, people assume that when someone is ill, body and soul have become separated. This may be due to disturbed relationships with others or because unwritten social rules have been violated.
Methods for arriving at a diagnosis also differ from one culture or ritual specialist to the next. This exhibition will broaden your horizon in this respect. You will, for instance, see disease information signs from Benin and Togo. The drawings show the symptoms of all kinds of disorders people may suffer from. Based on these complaints, the ritual specialist can start looking for a cure.