The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black & white photographs taken by Ursula Graham Bower between 1937 and 1946

caption: Merai-pung, second headman of Tuinem village. He wears the official scarlet blanket awarded by the Government to headmen and official interpreters as a badge of office. He follows the local Tangkhul fashion of brushing up the front hair and tying it back with a cloth.
medium: photographs
keywords: ornamentdobashis
person: Merai-pung/ of Tuinem
location: Tuinem
form: 35mm negatives
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 12.11.1937
note: information based on catalogue compiled by photographer unless in square brackets
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: BT NO 33