Portrait of a Lakhuti dancer

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'This older man wears several hornbill feathers in his 'sweat wig', indicating the number of times he has done the head-taking ceremony. The long hair fringes of his wristlets show that he is a noted warrior. He wears plaited red cane leggings with a diamond-shaped pattern of yellow orchid stem. His spear, held blade downwards, is covered with long goat's hair, suggesting that he is a religious official.'

Access Information



Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Lotha Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

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