The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Head-taker's drinking vessel (chunga). Cut in relief with two figures of male warriors, each holding a dao in the right hand and a human head in the left; 2 human heads; 2 mithan heads distributed over the surface. Red background. Trails of black hair painted on background. Features of warriors, their tattoo marks and hair painted in black. Carved in seasoned bamboo. Phom.
medium: artefacts
person: Yakching/ of Mongnyu
person: Yakching/ of Mongnyu
date: 1945
ethnicgroup: Phom
location: Mongnyu
note: documentation based on original source information unless within square brackets
refnum: 1183-1184
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1947
location: Mokokchung
note: collected from the carver
person: private collection
refnum: 23