The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: 'Sweat-wig' worn by men; the wig consists of a 'circlet made of the long hair from a bear's neck and shoulders plucked out by the roots and bound onto a cane so as to bristle out thickly in all directions, except where the circlet fits on to the head. At the back the 2 ends of the cane are joined with string and the whole junction lapped with cotton wool'(J.H. Hutton).
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Sema
size:30cm (dia.)
ethnicgroup: Sema
refnum: 2:39
person: Hutton/ J.H.
form: gift
person: University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
date: 1938
refnum: 38.545
seealso: Hutton, Sema Nagas, p.16
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated