The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes on the Zemi Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower

caption: physical characteristics
caption: skin
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1939-1946
refnum: Betts papers, ring binder 1
person: Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge
text: Skin: light brown on unexposed parts, warm reddish-brown on exposed parts. Skin colour varies slightly between individuals, but variations are chiefly due to altitude and amount of exposure, as Nagas sunburn considerably. There is a marked difference between exposed and unexposed parts. Girls less exposed and generally fairer than men. Freckles sometimes seen in girls. Reddish tinge in the cheeks very occasionally seen in girls.