The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Secondary disposal of skull in sandstone funerary cist: this takes place after it has been removed from the corpse platform. The design painted on the skull is a replica of that tattooed on the deceased's chest during his lifetime, and in this particular case signifies his rank as a head-taker. Konyak, Kongan village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
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: 180/JPM/JPM
seealso: Hutton, Diaries of Two Tours, MASB, XI:1, plate VI,2