The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Ritual earth mound set up by rich man to commemorate a bumper harvest. The mound represents grain heaped after harvest. The building of such a mound is believed to further the builder's prosperity and the rites that are performed at the time of the building are intended to ensure good harvests in the years to come. Zemi, Hajaichak village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Hajaichak
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: 1115/SOAS/JPM