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: field gennas
caption: 'huzam-kia'
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Huzam-kia
text: Done for a slip in the jhums. Performed by tingkhupeo. A pig is offered to appease the hera who caused the slip and prevent it causing illness in the family and to reassure any of the rice, which may have fled in fear at the slip. The rite is performed in the path leading to the jhum in question, but may be done in the jhum itself if near enough. The plants hpe, ngkwongtsing, pung-ring (which has a scent and is worn by young people).