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: hair-style
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: MutaniaSermamenBorduariaNamsangia
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1881
refnum: given at a meeting of the Anthropological Institute, 1881
text: All the men of these tribes dress their hair in a similar fashion, i.e., it is shaved just above the ears, the remainder being taken back off the forehead and face, and tied in a knot behind; through this knot are passed curved strips of horn carrying waves of red and white or black hair. Some men have a small moustache, but few show anything like a beard.