The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Ear ornament set, in bamboo tube, for young man, comprising: a) two pith ear plugs called ngyia, imitating conch-spines, b) small fans pf red miniver feathers called ngeruinami (red birds feathers) worn with a). Given to donor by her chaudikar, Ramzimba, when she left Laisong in May 1940 in consequence of rumours of trouble among the Zemi. Zemi, Laisong village.
medium: artefacts
person: Ramzimba/ of Laisong
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Laisong
size:18.5cm (tube)
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Laisong
refnum: 6:69
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 5.1940
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
refnum: 1948.12.8
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated