Fig. 4. (A) A torch, “shewa,” for ignition, made of tightly bundled dry Erica shoots tied together by a Thymus schimperii stem. Note that it is the compact end of the bundle that is burning. (B) Shewa for transporting fire and for ignition, made out of a hollow giant lobelia (Lobelia rhynchopetalum) inflorescence stem filled by glowing embers pushed forward to activate it as a torch.

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