The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - 'Notes on the Wild Tribes Inhabiting the So-Called Naga Hills, on our North-East Frontier of India', by Col. R.G. Woodthorpe, 1881

caption: Angami cane leggings
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1881
refnum: given at a meeting of the Anthropological Institute, 1881
text: Leggings are made of red and yellow cane work, and follow somewhat the shape of the leg, fitting tightly at the ankle and below the knee, and swelling into a globe at the calf. These are frequently worked on the leg, and are left there till they wear out, which is generally in about three months. Some are made with a slit at the side which enables them to be removed at pleasure. When these leggings are not worn, bands of finely-cut cane, dyed black, are twisted tightly round the leg just below the knee.