The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Ritual effigy (mpe) set up during the Winter Festival, which takes place at the end of the agricultural year. During the course of the rites this effigy, which is carved to represent two human figures, is speared by each of the men and boys in turn. Zemi.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Zemi
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: 1108/SOAS/JPM