The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: magic done with hair
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 13.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: notebook 6 p. 97
text: Another magic spell is done with hair. One takes a hair of an enemy, burns it slightly, probably with a chant, and then gives it back to him mixed with food, drink or pan leaves, or one puts the hair close to a wet spot, for example near a spring, where it soon disintegrates