The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Native made model of a Sema bride, made by two Sema as a consort for the Sema warrior [also in the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford]. The costume consists of waistcloth, necklaces of 3 rows of brown, white and blue beads, ear ornaments of red hair in yellow orchid-stem and two cowrie-shells. Over the cloth is a girdle of 6 rows of blue and yellow beads. She carries a basket-work box containing 'carded' red wool, black and white wool, and a spindle-whorl. Also a stool in left hand. The head is bald.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Sema
ethnicgroup: Sema
refnum: 5:171
person: Hutton/ J.H.
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
date: 1919
refnum: 1923.84.693
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated