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: reply - hair and feathers
medium: notes
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1881
refnum: given at a meeting of the Anthropological Institute, 1881
text: Colonel Woodthorpe, replying to Mr Keane, said that the hair of the Angamis is generally straight, but sometimes wavy; never, as far as he knew, "frizzly" naturally. Captain Butler says they "frizz" it out occasionally in front, but in this the barber's art is employed. The Angamis differ greatly among themselves in features, some possessing aquiline features, others being flat faced. They all have their eyes set slightly, but very slightly, obliquely. He did not see any funeral ceremonies.