The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Helmet-shaped man's hat of brown cane-work, with a band of finer woven cane around it stained red with yellow spots and yellow cane strands stitched across. From mid-front and mid-back arise 2 plumes of goat's hair dyed red, meeting at the top a small black tuft. There is a boar's tusk at either side and from the bottom of the back there spring 2 curved sections of buffalo horn surmounted by black plumes of goat's hair. Round the base of this, and also lower, are rings of short black, red and white goat's hair. Chikao village, Konyak.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chikao
size:27cm (helmet), 65cm (feathers)
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chikao
refnum: 2:8
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1936-1937
form: gift
person: University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
refnum: 37.97737.977a
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated