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: Magulong men in Haflong with hair-tufted shield, VJ Day
caption: The shield-bearer on the left has taken a head and carries his shield by right. The man on the right carries his by courtesy only, for the entertainment, but wears a loin cloth in the old Nzemi fashion, now obsolete, twisted round the waist with one end hanging down in front of the genitals.
medium: photographs
keywords: costumehead-taking
location: Magulong Haflong
form: 35mm negatives
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 16.3.1946
note: information based on catalogue compiled by photographer unless in square brackets
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: BT NO 2046