The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J. Shakespear

caption: Headman (khullakpa), wearing now obsolete type of ceremonial head-dress: a cane hat decorated with dyed hair, wooden representation of mithan horns, brass boss ornament and toucan feathers. He carries an iron-tipped spear. Tangkhul, Nambishi village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Tangkhul
location: Nambishi
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: 209/SOAS/Shakespear
seealso: T.C. Hodson, The Naga Tribes of Manipur, pp. 22, 35