The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

miscellaneous papers, notebooks and letters on Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower, 1937-1947

caption: dancing daos
medium: notes
person: Namkia
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Dancing daos were once common, but are now obsolete, though old men want them for their grave-goods. Namkia bought one for his father "because it is the custom" and the old man wants it to be buried with him.
text: N.I.