The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: ?Waist belt - very old - ornamented with pear-shaped sections of white shell, also cowrie and other ground shells. Back of Chung country. [Three kinds of shells used. The decoration in ?madder is a kind of embroidery. The vertical red lines (left and centre) may be dog's hair. Different kinds of beads are used to hold in the shells: Indian cylindrical (amber, ?coral, and other kinds), and some glass, rounded, European trade beads. Hansjorg Mayer: Konyak.]
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: KonyakChung
note: Hansjorg Mayer: Konyak
refnum: 2:202
person: Butler/ Capt. John
date: 1869-1875
form: giftfrom Cotton, S.H.
person: University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
date: 1919
refnum: 19.103.2
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated