A flag hangs outside a home in East Kalimantan. Photo: Handout A flag hangs outside a home in East Kalimantan. Photo: Handout
A flag hangs outside a home in East Kalimantan. Photo: Handout

Indonesia’s indigenous shamans confront Covid-19 with rituals, traditional medicines

  • Smoke, statues and a hungry sea creature that cannot be killed all feature in the antivirus rituals of the indigenous peoples of East Kalimantan province
  • But it doesn’t mean that they reject modern medical treatment. Rather, it’s a continuation of rituals that have been used against past disease outbreaks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A flag hangs outside a home in East Kalimantan. Photo: Handout A flag hangs outside a home in East Kalimantan. Photo: Handout
A flag hangs outside a home in East Kalimantan. Photo: Handout
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