The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Soul effigies carved of wood and put up near the place of funeral: the effigies are put up in pairs (one representing the deceased and the other a companion), and are accompanied by grave goods, the head trophies (or representations of them) captured by deceased during his lifetime and offerings of food and beer for the deceased's use in the next world. Konyak, Angfang village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Anphang (Angfang)
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: 179/JPM/JPM
seealso: Hutton, Diaries of Two Tours, MASB, XI:1, plate 3:8