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: costume
caption: collars of boars' tusks or sections of conch shell, 'mpe'
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Mpe
text: Collars of boars' tusks or of sections of conch-shell, called by the above name, used to be worn by the Zemi, but are now obsolete. No specimens appear to exist. They are said to be like that worn by the smoker in the picture facing p.370 of Hutton's Angamis.