..... which I bought from the artist at the time and is still one of my most treasured possessions.
Painted in oil on a 22 x 18 inch piece of thin local cotton canvas and signed "de campes", it is
a representation of the Kankuran, a local protective spirit who roams the bush at night during the time of circumcision ceremonies, to ensure no strangers are spying on the proceedings.
Typically depicted in red
and green with crossed swords .. on one of my visits, I was seriously advised not to leave my hotel at night for fear of being confronted by this spirit. I stayed inside !!