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: Leading girl dancer and other dancers, Kokadan village. This dance represents a mother hornbill feeding young birds The man is the father bird, the girl soloist the mother, and the line of young girls the young birds The Nzemi also have "representational" dances, cock fights, crabs, the Pleiades, etc.
medium: photographs
location: Kokaden (Kokadan)
form: 35mm negatives
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 10.1.1939
note: information based on catalogue compiled by photographer unless in square brackets
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: BT NO 797-807
Caption:headman with leading girl dancer