National Geographic : 1925 Apr
A GROUP OF LUSHI TOMBAS, OF WITCH PRIESTS, SEATED IN A FIELD ON THEYOUNGNING PLAIN Like the Likiang Nashi, the Liishi have Tombas, who are engaged solely for the purpose of dealingwith and driving outevil spirits which cause illness, bad luck, etc. (See "Banishing the Devil of Disease Among the Nashi," in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE for November, 1924.) These priests are surrounded by drums and bowls full of gods made of dough, and other paraphernalia. Infront ofthem, notvisible inthe picture, was an altar of pine sticks, oak branches, and perforated paper smeared with pig's blood. They were concerned with thedriving outofadevil who had caused a stomach ache in a village headman.