The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Bamboo head-basket, decorated with dyed red hair and hair taken from a head-taker at Chinlong in the 1890s, attacked by Changs. Worn behind, round the waist. From Mokokchung. [Cantlie describes this in his 'Memoir' as "a tiny conical basket of woven cane for carrying betel nut or tobacco strapped to ones waist to which was attached the long hair of a woman whose head had been taken in some trans-frontier village". Noted as still being in his collection]
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: AoChang
location: Mokokchung Chinglong (Chinlong)
refnum: 1:52-55
person: Cantlie/ Sir Keith
date: 1919-1920
location: Mokokchung
person: private collection
seealso: Cantlie, Memoir
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated