Dance at Panso celebrating the defeat of their enemy

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B&W photographic print. 'Kalyo-Kengyu. A dance at Panso celebrating the defeat of their enemy, Pangsha, and in honour of Mills and his expedition.'The Baron (Haimendorf) loved every minute of it, and rushed about like a press photographer... Some of the ornaments were very fine, though I wish the rims of white enamelled plates were not fancied as neckwear!' The dancers wear brief loincloths ornamented with brass discs and the aforementioned plates rouind their necks. Their woven red cane hats are decorated with red goat's hair and hornbill feathers. Those who have captured heads decorate their hats with mithan horns, boar's tusks and chin straps of tiger's claws. The celebrations continued with feasting and drinking far into the night.'

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