The bringing in Ngaku's tiger

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'The slain tiger is lashed to a bier in a standing position, its tail straight up and its mouth propped open. Carried by two lines of men, it is being brought into (probably) Mills' garden, watched by an admiring crowd. A man who has killed a tiger is highly honoured and respected in the village. The event is celebrated as would be a successful head-hunting raid, and the warriors dance round it when it is carried in. Nagas consider a tiger to be the elder bother of man. The procession pauses while Miren is offered rice beer from a bamboo vessel by Ngaku, who had killed the tiger.'

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Note

Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Ao Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by J.P. Mills