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). Carved in relief; on one side a warrior holding an upraised dao and a head in his left hand, small figures either side; on the other side a similar warrior with one small figure. Double wavy lines between the figures symbolise rivers. Uncoloured, decorated with tufts of red goat's hair and bands of red basket-work top and bottom. Seasoned bamboo. Phom-Ao.
medium: artefacts
person: Limnyu/ of MongnyuChisidongbang Ao/ of Ungr
location: Mongnyu
size:15" (h), 5" (dia)
person: Chisidongbang Ao/ of Ungr
date: 1947
ethnicgroup: PhomAo
location: Ungri (Ungr)
note: documentation based on original source information unless within square brackets
refnum: 1191
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1947
location: Mokokchung
person: private collection
refnum: 33
text: Limnyu of Mongbyu gave Chisidongbang Ao of Ungr a sample chunga from which he had his first carving, but he developed a quite distinct style. Ungr borders on the Phom country.