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Divination bones, South Africa, 1880-1920

Divination is used in many African communities in an attempt to diagnose the cause of illness. The bones are cast on to a mat and the pattern made is interpreted by the diviner.

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A221089

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Glossary: divination

The practice of seeking knowledge of the future through the interpretation of omens or other supernatural means.