Portrait of a father and child, Dobu Island, PNG
Besides the male sorcerers, the Dobuan women also had a reputation for casting powerful witchcraft. Reo Fortune wrote in 1930 "The women of Dobu do actually possess…incantations which they believe enable them to fly by night to make mischief, to kill, to dance upon the graves of their former victims, to disinter their victims and in spirit hold ghoulish feasting on them. Meanwhile, the woman as 'an empty skin' stays asleep in her house."
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100 mm, 1/100 sec, f 6.3, ISO 640, Flash fill