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: Eastern Angamis: physique and dress
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami <Eastern
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1881
refnum: given at a meeting of the Anthropological Institute, 1881
text: These remarks on the Western Angamis apply to their brethren of the higher hills, known as Eastern Angamis. The latter are, as a rule, a finer race of men, and of fairer complexion, pink cheeks being very frequently seen among the youth of both sexes. The men keep their hair cut quite short and square over the brows, a long thin tuft being left behind. They wear the kilt and a rather pretty waistbelt, formed of from six to eight ropes of white cotton, all connected at the back with some black and red binding, but tied separately in front, the ends being decorated with some black and scarlet binding.