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: hornbill feathers
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Hornbill tail-feathers: these cannot be worn by a virgin youth. If one should put on such a feather, even in fun, his hair would all fall out.