Contemporary Charms and Charming in Adjara, Georgia

Pp. 96-105

  • Jonathan Roper
Keywords: healing charms, Georgian charms, Adjara, video-documentation, imitations of charming, methodology of documenting charms and charming


This paper documents some charms recorded by the author in Adjara, Georgia, in 2006 (mostly for children’s ailments), and attempts to compare them with previously-recorded charms where appropriate. It also comments upon details of the charmers involved and their charming, as well as (briefly) on the method of filming imitations of charming in cases where real charming cannot be fi lmed.