The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Human figure effigy from a ruktua or burial platform. Face, chest and shoulders are tattooed. There is a small oblong brass plate on the chest. Red and white-barred hair plumes are inserted above the ears. A tuft of grass stems rises from the top of the head. [No tribe of origin specified.]
medium: artefacts
refnum: 5:236-237
person: Peal/ S.E.
form: purchase
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
date: 1897
refnum: 1897.67.15
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated