The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: A Pair of luck stones, anagha. The smaller, male is "alive", the larger female is dead by being burnt. Mr Mills was told that they were living together in the owner's house and had had several children produced from the smaller end of the female. The house was burnt: the male escaped down a rat hole but the female was injured and died. No trace was found of the children so utterly had they perished. The owner parted with the male as he could not find him another wife for him. Sema, Tsivikaputomi village.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Tsivikaputomi
size:5.2, 3.8cm
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Tsivikaputomi
refnum: 6:113
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 7.10.1922
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
refnum: 1928.69.361.1-2
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated