Leopard hunt

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'The killing of a leopard is celebrated as the death of an enemy. The arrival of its corpse at the village is accompanied by the same chants which follow a successful head-hunting raid, and the warriors then dance around it. Afterwards it is placed on a traditional spot near the cemetery and on the way back to the village the people put numerous peeled sticks in the path to prevent its spirit following them back to the village. '

Access Information



Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Ao Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by J.P. Mills