Nyani Quarmyne/Panos Pictures

Kediri, East Java, Indonesia

Dried tokay geckos and a python gallbladder at the home of Samijan, a traditional healer. Samijan specialises in snake potions containing snake blood, bile and spinal cord, as well as dried and ground geckos and roots and herbs. According to the family, the snake blood is for strength and vitality, while the bile has curative properties. The family also treat snakebites, and say that in such cases it is necessary to make the potion from the same type of snake as caused the bite.

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Nyani Quarmyne/Panos Pictures
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Kediri, East Java
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Indonesia
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5000 x 3333 pixels
42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
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