Portrait of a Kaolum with bear in Mongnya jungle

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'Kaolum stands, holding a gun, beside a bear which has been shot. The Lhotas may kill bears which have been damaging the maize crop, the meat being divided among the hunters. The long hair from the neck and shoulders is much prized for the making of the "sweat-wig" which is worn by the warriors on ceremonial occasions. A crowd of onlookers squats behind him.'

Access Information



Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Lotha Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by J.P. Mills