Poisoning Doyang : a large group of people fishing

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'The men while standing in the river are beating onto plants. The sap emerging from the plants causes the oxygene in the river to vanish for a short time. All fish dye and can be taken out easily without actually poisoning them or the river. Various plants are used, frequently used is the creeper locally called niro. Each man pounds a bundle of this on the bank to break down the plant cells. Then the creepers are further pounded on logs laid across the stream, the bundles being dipped into the water at intervals. When watchers downstream see the first fish come gasping to the surface, all fling their bundles into the water and rush to capture the fish.'

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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