The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: chest ornaments, carved heads
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York13:5
text: Among the most cherished ornaments of head-takers were small carved wooden heads worn on the chest. Some of these were of great artistic merit, but similar heads made of brass were of much cruder form.