The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Man and daughter in ceremonial dress standing in front of posts put up in the course of feasts of merit. The man wears the square apron covered with cowries (amini-kedah), elephant-tusk armlets (akaha-ghi), and the cowrie-gauntlets (aouka-as'uka) that denote that the wearer has drawn blood; the girl wears a cowrie shell belt, cane ring girdle, bell-metal armlets and bracelets, and necklaces of conch shell and glass beads. Sema, Sakhalu village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Sakhalu
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: 102/SOAS/JPM
seealso: Hutton, Sema Nagas, pp.11-18