Path to Ungma with pool

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'Ungma is a village of the Chongli group. The Ao believed that the more water there is in the pools, which are often made beside the path leading to the villages, the better the rice crop will be. At the Ungma pool three stones have been placed in a line in the water and these are supposed to increase the amount of water in it. Every three years a ceremony takes place in which a boar and a cockerel are sacrificed beside the pool by the village priest.'

Access Information

Open

Note

Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Ao Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

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