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: artefacts collected by Ursula Graham Bower
caption: young man's ear-plus and feather ornaments
medium: notes
location: Laisong
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Buck's ear-plugs and feather ornaments. Worn by young men in full dress.
text: Ngyia = ear-plugs of white pith
text: Nge-rui-na-mi = "red bird's tail" feathers "wired" to stand out from the plugs they are attached to.
text: From Laisong, N.C. Hills.