Stones commemorating Iiaisons, Waipe

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'Stones commemorating liaisons. Mills notes in his Tour Diary: "By the side of the path near Thungje are the stones set up to commemorate the amorous exploits of Shikamba of that village, who died, a very old man, about ten years ago. At one end is a monolith of appropriate shape and beyond it a double line of ladies' stones, numbering forty in all, excluding a few small ones which denote offspring". Waipe may be another name for, or a khel of, Thungje.'

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Note

Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Liangmai Naga

Ethnic group: Inpui Naga

Ethnic group: Rongmei Naga

Ethnic group: Zeliangrong

The Mills photograph catalogue identifies the ethnicity as "Kacha Naga". Ethnologue lists "Kacha Naga" as alternate forms of name for both the Liangmai Naga and the Zeme Naga.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by J.P. Mills