The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Head-hunting ritual: monolith and associated horizontal stone on which captured enemies' heads are placed during head-taking ceremonies: Man, chief (Ang) standing beside monolith wears palmyra cap, large tasselled ear pendants, ivory armlets, metal bracelets, cowrie-decorated garters, long apron (lengta), broad belt, collar of many bead necklaces and the chest ornament carved to represent a human head. Konyak, Mon village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Mon
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: 157/JPM/JPM