The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Funerary monument set up outside dwelling house of deceased: offerings of food and rice beer are hung up on a scaffold erected over the grave. Beside the scaffold stands a bamboo memorial pole decorated with the deceased's shield and carved representations of human heads, mithan horns and miniature birds, insignia to which the deceased is entitled as a head-taker. Southern Sangtam, Yisi village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Sangtam <Southern
location: Phozami (Yisi)
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: 141/JPM/JPM