Vohipeno. Village de Vatomasina (Madagascar).
Vohipeno. Village of Vatomasina (Madagascar). In the hut of one of the four religious leaders of the village, scribes from the four sub-clans meet to produce the "rice writings", copies of prayers and magical texts in "Arabic" taken from ancestral Sorbian books. On the right, covered with a zebu skin, an old manuscript. In the center, open, a manuscript of recent manufacture, copied into an account book. The texts are written on the right side of ravenala leaves, "traveler's tree", using calames, cut bamboo feathers, and ink made locally from the bark of a tree.
Vohipeno inauguration of Lyçée Manarampenitra by President Rajoelina
Vohipeno flown over by a drone by Jordan Daewoo
Drone: Jordan Daewoo
Montage: Jordan Daewoo
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