Pot, basket and boar imitation hung on a pole as sacrifice

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'This shows an offering as part of the ceremony to drive out the evil spirit which has "captured a man's soul" and caused his illness. A wild boar has been sacrificed and it (or an imitation) has been hung on the post together with a pot and a carrying basket. In cases of more serious illness, the sacrifice, as here, is performed at the actual spot where the "medicine man" thinks the sick man's soul was captured. (Chungtia is a Mongsen village) '

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Note

Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Ao Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

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