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: Fishing in the Jenam river
medium: photographs
location: Jenam R.
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 1823-7,30-2
Caption:Scaffolding is built out over a pool and fish are speared by men standing on the bamboos above.
Caption:A fence has been constructed below the pool to prevent the fish from escaping and the men are searching among the stones. A cover of leaves and branches can be seen on the right, for escaping fish to hide under.
Caption:A villager surveys the fish trap.
Caption:The villagers reports that there is no catch in the trap.