"Parchment Prayer Roll Ethiopia Nineteenth"
Superb prayer scroll in goatskin calligraphed 'guez'. Very beautiful polychrome of angel and various characters. 195 cm long by 10 cm wide Ethiopia In most cases, the length of the parchment strip should be equal to the height of the individual. In preventive use, the roller is worn rolled over the shoulder or around the neck. In curative use, it is unrolled in front of the possessed person so that the magic becomes active. The images channel the negative, harmful energy of demons, the text guarantees the help of angels, saints, the virgin and Christ. Since the patient is almost always illiterate, writing possesses a power freed from the need for its understanding: The graphic signs are sufficient to refer to the protective powers, even if the prayers can be read by a priest on the occasion of a visit. .