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26 January 2010

Ethiopian Scrolls

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For your inspiration ancient Ethiopian magical scroll.

Source: World Art Design
In Ethiopia, when people are sick or anxious, they may commission a scroll from a priest or shaman. The scrolls are drawn on goat skin or parchment paper and can be as long as the height of the person who commissions the scroll. The cleric creates a scroll of alternating symbolic images and text prayers, which are believed to ward off evil spirits and restore good health. The scrolls represent a powerful union of medicine through art and prayer. Scroll images range from angels to lions to abstract talismanic designs and patterns. The patient looks at the scroll and recites prayers, and by doing so enters into a healing state.






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Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.