The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

miscellaneous papers, notebooks and letters on Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower, 1937-1947

caption: hair-cutting
medium: notes
person: Namkia
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: After an illness or indisposition a man will cut off a few hairs and throw them away "To cut off the fever." N. borrowed the razor and did this, although his hair had been cut two days before, and the shaved areas on temples, forehead and back of the neck were practically clean-shaven.