The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Men setting up the bamboo poles on which to hang the gourd substitutes of heads captured in war. These bamboo poles are cut and planted so that they will not take root and are set up at a ritual site of the village. Sema, Sakhalu village
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Sakhalu
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: 1220/SOAS/JPM