The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Spindles, hung up on a four-armed pole in front of the morung represent deceased women associated with morung-members. (Wooden models of hornbill feathers are used to represent men members.) These symbols are generally set up at the time of the New Year's Festival, but among the Central Zemi they are set up after a funeral and removed after 24 hours. Zemi, Ndunglo village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Ridima (Ndunglo)
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: 1109/SOAS/JPM