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: Ceremony at upper hangseoki, Laisong
medium: photographs
person: Sonning
location: Laisong
form: 35mm negatives
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: [1942-1944]
note: information based on catalogue compiled by photographer unless in square brackets
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: BT NO 1945:1-9
Caption:Young man, Sonning is being honoured and is led out by two other members of his kienga. He was extremely ill with pneumonia at the time, but they refused to postpone the ceremony.
Caption:His assistant helps him.
Caption:The procession starts out, Sonning in the middle, the crowd following.
note: quality of original film poor