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: building a kamarum-ki, Impoi village
medium: photographs
location: Impoi
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 1607-4,-6
Caption:The new house, built in the style of and, in this case, used as a hangseoki, is complete except for the untrimmed thatch at the front of the porch. The men of the village go up on the scaffolding and trim the thatch with sickles, sustained by rice beer, handed up in mithan-horns at the end of poles.
Caption:men on scaffolding
Caption:the thatch is trimmed