The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J. Shakespear

caption: Dwelling house built with wooden-stake walls and grass thatched roof. The carved "house-horns" decorating the roof and the posts elaborately carved with representations of human figures, heads, mithan horns and female breasts indicate that the house-owner is both affluent and influential. Tangkhul, Ukhrul village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Tangkhul
location: Ukhrul
person: Shakespear/ J.
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: 203/SOAS/Shakespear