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: structures of wooden poles, used in sowing ceremony. Rice is own inside these poles (leo-tsui-bao-re) during the first sowing ceremony (helekanale or hele-bam). There are smaller "wigwams" of poles inside the others, the whole object being to prevent pigs etc from eating the seed, the inner one is so small that even rats and mice cannot enter.
medium: photographs
form: 35mm negatives
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1941-1942
note: information based on catalogue compiled by photographer unless in square brackets
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: BT NO 1600,1602