The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Carved head of orange-brown wood, worn by a man who has taken a head: mouth is carefully carved with teeth within the lips and tinted cochineal colour. Two curved projections are cut in relief on either side of the crown, curved and shaped to an edge in front; carved in imitation of brass heads of Vishnu sold in the plains; worn instead of the heads carved in the traditional style. Konyak, Chui village.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chi (Chui)
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chi (Chui)
refnum: 5:159
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 16.2.1934
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
refnum: 1928.69.1709
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated