Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Village medicine man and wood carver

Elder Trotter will be going home next week.  He will going to medical school although I think his true calling is a negotiator.  Here he is with the village medicine man who carves beautiful shields, swords and knives in tradition Iban.  The village is outside of Matang.  The night we met him at his home the lights were out all over Sarawak.  So we saw his work by candlelight with the help of flashlights and watch as Elder Trotter negotiated what we wanted.  The shields are carved on both sides. Elder Boyter  was thrilled to watch the master.  He made is own tools.  Wonderful 

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