Portrait of Tomshi of Nankam

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'Tomshi of Nankam smoking a pipe and wearing a cloth with a white median band painted with symbols (tsunkotepsü). If these include circles, it means he has taken heads; if there are mithun heads, he has also done the mithun sacrifice. The photograph was taken in the garden of Mill's bungalow at Mokokchung, where many visitor used to come along.'

Access Information



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