The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - H.H. Godwin-Austen, Journal of a Tour in Assam, 26th November 1872 to 15th April 1873

caption: memos
caption: Maram Nagas
medium: tours
location: Mahamai
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: Nagas of village Mahamai (Marams) wear the black kilt but do not adorn it with kowries as the Tengimah do. The rings of cane round the leg are light colored or rather are not dyed, being left the natural color of the cane. At the waist they tie a short white cloth in a knot in front which aids in keeping the kilt up.