The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J. Shakespear

caption: Man wearing now-obsolete type of head-dress known as luhupa: a conical shaped hat covered with fur and hair dyed red and black, from which is hung a "vizier" decorated with coloured seed-work; two rosettes of seed-work and a circular brass boss ornament the helmet, and the "vizier" is hung with the hair of victims slain in war. This type of head-dress is only to be seen in the Somra Tract.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Tangkhul
location: Somra Tract
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: 204/SOAS/Shakespear
seealso: T.C. Hodson, The Naga Tribes of Manipur, pp.32-33