Portrait of Likok and his daughter

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'Likok and his daughter of the Chongli group. Likok's young daughter wears a body cloth wrapped round her, shaved head and a necklace. Likok wears small wads of cotton wool in his ears. He has bought the right to wear a necklet of boar's tusks and wristlets of cowrie shells fringed with red hair; formerly the right could only be gained by prowess in war. The string of long shell beads made of the inner part of the conch shell show that he or a member of his family has done the mithun sacrifice. He also wears a cowrie embroidered apron, a baldric of woven cotton and dyed goat's hair and a pair of ivory armlets, all of which demonstrate his status.'

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Note

Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Ao Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

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Copyright held by J.P. Mills