The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Magic bundle placed in the village spring to lay a curse on the Rengma village of Tesophenyu. It contains: 1. hair of witch who used it; 2. earth from grave of a man killed by a tiger; 3. earth from grave of a woman who died in childbirth; 2 leaves from the azumu tree which whithers quickly; 5. piece of a giant taro - a strong irritant when eaten; 6.a nettle leaf; 7. leaf of the "flame of the forest" which sheds its leaves suddenly at the end of the hot season.
medium: artefacts
location: Tesophenyu
size:7cm <approx.
ethnicgroup: Rengma
refnum: 4:176
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 1931
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
refnum: 1928.69.1584
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated