Procession of people in ceremonial dress

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'A ceremonial visit by one clan to another in Kohima village. Many clans have long-standing friendships with clans in other villages, sometimes two or three day's journey apart , and these visits take place by invitation, often annually, and are an excuse for much feasting, drinking and dancing. The visiting clan wears ceremonial dress for the whole journey and both clans wear ceremonial dress for the duration of the visit. The host clan prepares vast quantities of rice beer and kills many animals to feast the visitors. These visits are always paid during the month of March.'

Access Information



Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Angami Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

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