The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Head-hunting basket made of broad strips of bamboo taken on raids to bring back heads. It can be closed with string to present theft by any other member of the party. The panjis it contains are set in the path to impede pursuit. This basket was thrown away by Saoching raiders when repulsed by Mongnyu (March 1921). Phom.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Phom
location: Saoching Mongnyu
ethnicgroup: Phom
location: Saoching
refnum: 5:46-47
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 3.1921
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
refnum: 1928.69.145
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated