The False Lion

July 6th, 2017

Senegalese photographer, Siaka Traore, reinvented a magical traditional storyline with these images! He tells a story of a traditional ritualistic Senegalese performance about The Simb/False Lion – a hunter who ultimately gets taken over by a lion.

As the legend goes, centuries ago, when Senegal was covered in dense forests, a solitary hunter was attacked by a lion. He survived the assault by the skin of his teeth, but shocked to the core by this encounter, the hunter went insane. He started to roar like a lion and eat only raw meat, having been possessed by the spirit of the animal which failed to defeat him in the real world.

Via Design Indaba

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