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: warrior's dress
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Warrior's Equipment
text: A man going on the warpath fastens one cloth round him like a coat, and two, roughly folded, round his waist and abdomen, as protection against blows. His dao he carried as usual, on the right buttock; his shield is slung by a string passing over his right shoulder, and is held by the left hand a little away from the body; if held too close, a thrust may go through it into the man. He stands with the shield in front and left foot forward, covering as much of himself as he can, and peering out round the right edge.