The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs by J.H. Hutton

caption: Kacha Naga - carved rock at Intuma [Carvings on rock adjoining phallic menhir, representing the man for whom it was erected and his children. Below, a tally, perhaps of baskets of rice; above, a tiger and boar killed by him; and at the top a rainbow. The circles were doubtfully suggested to represent the great snake, below which are heads of decapitated enemies]
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Kacha
location: Intuma
date: 29.5.1926
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1924-1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: JH.11.48 JH.11.48a JH.11.50
seealso: JRAI v. LVIII, 1928, plate XXXVIII Hutton, 'The Significance of Headhunting in Assam'
note: captions to the negatives sometimes vary from captions to the plates used in books. The latter is put within square brackets. The dates refer to visits mentioned in Hutton's Tour Diaries.