The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Pair of ceremonial drinking vessels of bamboo with incised zigzag line patterns covering the outer surface. Rice-beer is put into both vessels, and the spout of the lower one is raised lowly to the lips. The liquor from the upper vessel runs on to the spout of the lower one and so into the mouth. These vessels are used by the old men when giving their formal blessings at feasts of merit. Ao, Khavi village.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Khavi
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Khavi
refnum: 4:151
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 16.12.1936
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
refnum: 1934.82.192
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated