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: Wusak, second head-man of Tuinem village. The characteristic Tangkhul cloth is red and black with white stripes. These are woven in Tuinem itself. Weaving among the Tangkhuls is not a task carried out by women of every household, but is concentrated as an industry in two or three villages of which Tuinem is one. The cloth is fine and of extremely closely-woven cotton. It is virtually windproof and I have often worn one; it is warmer than a coat or jacket.
medium: photographs
keywords: textilesclothing
person: Wusak/ of Tuinem
ethnicgroup: Tangkhul
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 46
seealso: Hodson, Naga Tribes of Manipur, p.4002