The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: genna for sickness
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 16.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (156) Genna for sickness:
text: For actual pains in some part of the body this part is touched with a bamboo and the following words said: [konyak] (157) "Oh, Yowan, with this bamboo, I take (the illness) out, with a clean hand I take it out, I take it out, - get up, get out, go away, leave, go away!" (Yowan = Ha-yang) (In Oting the same charm is used and the same words said.)