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: customary postures
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1939-1946
refnum: Betts papers, ring binder 1
person: Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge
text: 1. at work - seated on small wooden seat or log. A Naga will never sit on the ground if he can help it, rarely squats for long.
text: 2. resting - on bench or stool.
text: 3. micturition - males: standing or squatting
text: females: standing, bending forward from hips
text: 4. defecation - squatting (both sexes)
text: 5. copulation - the woman on her back, the man lying on her. 3 other positions known, but rarely used.