The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Head-taker's basket, ceremonial and used mainly at dances. Fine dark-coloured conical basket ornamented with monkey skull and the skulls of 5 (different) rodents all with black and white spots. Also 7 boar's tusks, tassels of grass and ?bearskin. Konyak, Wakching village. Shown with baldrick of a man who has taken a head, of red and black. Cotton and hair of white dog dyed with madder. Independent Konyak, Shakji village.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
size:29 x max. dia. 30cm (basket); 160 x 16cm (baldric)
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
refnum: 2:138
person: Furer-HaimendorfHutton/ J.H.
date: 1936-1937
note: (basket)(baldric)(basket)
form: gift
person: University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
date: 1947
refnum: 37.1041
note: (baldric)(basket)47.203(baldric)
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated