The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Carved figure of wood, representing an old man standing, with a beard of grey bristles, and hair on the head capped with silver paper. The mouth is a small cowrie inset, and the eyes are of green beetle thorax. Obsolete leather greaves and gauntlets are represented by paint, also his cowrie apron. Earrings of green beetle elytra with red hair tassels. Necklace of cylindrical beads. The chest is covered with red baize. The arms are articulated at the shoulder with a nail. The figure has no particular significance or purpose. Rengma, Tesophenyu village.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Rengma
location: Tesophenyu
ethnicgroup: Rengma
location: Tesophenyu
refnum: 5:234
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 14.8.1930
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
refnum: 1928.69.1285
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated