The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J. Shakespear

caption: Stone of curious shape (lai-pham), regarded as sacred and the abode of a minor deity. Four forked posts set up, two on each side of the stone, commemorate sacrifices performed in honour of the deity. Offerings made at the time of worship are laid on the rough platform. Tangkhul, Kangpat village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Tangkhul
location: Kangpat
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: 210/SOAS/Shakespear
seealso: T.C. Hodson, The Naga Tribes of Manipur, pp. 10, 26