The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, 1936-1937

caption: man with body tattoos erroneously called 'peacock feathers', which represent mithan ears, worn by a headhunter, beside which are lizards, added by famous warriors. Also wearing boars' tusk necklet and belt decorated with circles of cowrie shells, from Yacham village
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Yacham
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.7.19366.1936-5.1937
refnum: 35mm negatives18/4,5
person: private collection