Water trough

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'To it water is piped in bamboo conduits, often from a great distance, right into the middle of the village. This trough is a huge hollowed-out log raised on stones, with an extension at each end ornamented with carved representations of women's breasts, and containing a hollow in which vegetable soap is kneaded. These troughs are made and set up by the young men for the women and young girls of the village to wash in. No young man may wash at one, though an old man would be allowed to do so. Beside the trough stand two girls, one carrying a bamboo water container.'

Access Information



Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Zeme Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by J.P. Mills