The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Men's house (dekachang) built with plank walls and grass thatched roof. Wooden central post carved with stylised representations of human heads, women's breasts and mithan tails. (Customs in Eastern villages differ from those in Western, where the institution of the men's house is practically unknown.) Eastern Sema, Lazemi village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Sema <Eastern
location: Lazami (Lazemi)
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: 73/JPM/JPM
seealso: Hutton, Sema Nagas, p.37