|Dziwe la Nkhalamba|
The deformed looking man whose head is shaped like a hexagon practices the ancient teachings of all that is holy and powerful coming from the East where the sun rises and that work of nature is used as a compass for some of the illiterate of Malawi to easily find their way around.
The sun which shines brightly in the sky is said to be the shield that protects the entrance to where Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) is, way above in sky….in a place where no mortal man can easily reach or see in oral stories.
It is in that direction where many ancient priests and priestesses today grouped together as asing’anga (traditional healers) send their requests and prayers for the one whose face is Hidden.
|Ancient African cross to represent the 4 winds |
of North, South, West and East
Staring into a dilapidated temple like building the strange looking man takes out a measuring tape as if trying to figure out some mathematical calculations and shows the woman near him the object of his desire.
|One of the very rare ancient M’manga Mudzi anthill trees in Malawi.|