Pig imitation and basket hung on a pole as sacrifice

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'It is not only evil spirits that can cause illness. Sometimes if a man complains of illness after killing a particular animal - in this case a pig - the "medicine man" may decide that the sick man is being attacked by the soul of the animal. So an old man of the sick man's clan sacrifices a fowl and hangs up an imitation pig and basket at the place of sacrifice. (Ungma is a Chongli village) '

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Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Ao Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

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