Head hung from a pole

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'The head in the Chang Naga village of Chentang is hung on the pole in the style of the Yimchungrü Naga. As well as heads, hands and feet of enemies are hung on long bamboo poles from the head tree. According to Mills they are considered to be rich in fertility which can be channelled for the benefit of the village. (It has to be noted that the concept of fertility is not necessarily indigenous but an anthropological theory of the time).'

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Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Chang Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by J.P. Mills