The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: A small piece of a skull contained in a ball of plaited cane that is fastened to a v-shaped branch of bamboo. This is the complementary share of the man who met the warriors and carried the head in. Attached to the front part of a skull, lacking lower jaw, adorned with [mithan] horns. This was the share of the first spear when two men were in at the death. Konyak, Yungya village.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Yungya
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Yungya
refnum: 6:133
person: Mills/ J.P.
form: gift
person: Manchester Museum
date: 1923
refnum: 0.3590, 0.3591
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated