Group of people working in the fields

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'Jhum (slash and burn) fields being planted up with rice. In jhuming, blocks of jungle are felled and burnt in rotation, then the ground is dug and the crop sown. After two or three seasons the land is allowed to revert to jungle for about eight to fifteen years, when the cycle is repeated. Provided enough trees are left on the land and the ground is allowed to recover for a reasonable period of time, the rich soil in the Ao country appears to retain its fertility.'

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Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Ao Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

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