The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Two men in full dress wearing the bear's-hair wig (tegwemvu) of men who have done the head-taking genna, with the three hornbill feathers (gu nyonh) of the warrior, red tassel ear ornaments (niyeng), bead necklaces and tight collars (khomitu), white baldrics embroidered with a zig-zag pattern in red (khirha), cowrie embroidered aprons (nya kekha) and leggings of cane (pha keping); the men carry iron daos with cane covered handles. Western Rengma (Southern section), Tseminyu village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Rengma <Western
location: Tseminyu
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 1918-1945
note: documentation based on catalogue by Betty von Furer-Haimendorf unless uncatalogued, in which case text within square brackets
person: School of Oriental and African Studies, London
refnum: 69/JPM/JPM
seealso: Mills, Rengma Nagas, pp,26 ff