Akhi Putu Noksa All the images are from the book; The Nagas By ALBAN VON STOCKHAUSEN. “Mem sahib in her Pull-Man” – Photographed by E.W Clark; Undated Mr & Mrs. Clark on the porch of a house with Naga people. Photograph attributed to James Buckingham, c.1880 Village Barber: Ao Naga Young Evangelist and his wife Ao woman photograph by William H Furness, 1900 A large number of dancers in full ceremonial dress participating in a dance; Ao Naga. Photograph by J.P Mills, 1919-1920 Villagers gathered around the body of a slained leopard. The arrival of its corpse at the village is accompanied by the same chants that follow a successful head-hunting raid. Ungma (Ao Naga) Photograph by J.P Mills, 1919-1920 Front of the house of Litinimangyang of the Chongli group. The plain forked posts on the right commemorate the first Mithun sacrifice, the squat round post with the pointed top on the left the second sacrifice, and the carved and painted tiered posts beside it the third and final sacrifice in a full cycle of feasts. Sungratsü (Ao Naga). Photograph by J.P Mills, July 1923 The narrow path which can easily be defended, leading onto the village. Photograph by J.P Mills, 1920 Portrait of an Ao woman wearing several rows of carnelian bead necklaces with trumpet-shaped metal pieces (metsungsangshi), and ear ornament made of crystal or glass (tongbang). Photograph by J.P Mills, 1920s Logdrum at Mokokchung, Ao Naga. Photograph by C.R Stonor, Dec. 1947 Ceremonial dress for mithun sacrifice. Chuchu Nupag (Prob. Chuchu Yimpang). Ao Naga. Photograph by C.R Pawsey, c.1920-4 Ao girl dressed for a festival. Khensa village, Nagaland. Photograph Milada Ganguli, 1968 “With a swollen foot, I’m brought on a carrier from Chongliyimsen to Mokokchung.” Ao Area, 1937 Photograph of young Ao women, standing in front of a house at Mirinokpo. Photograph by Kauffmann, 1937 View over the roofs of the Ao village of Longsamtang (Longjemdang), 1937 Village Street in the Chang village of Yongyimti. 4th May, 1937. Morung at Mirinokpo. 1937 Granaries built on stilts and stone discs to keep rats away. Outside the Ao village of Longsamtang (Longjemdang). Jan. 1937. Girls in front of a smith’s house standing behind a Y-post commemorating a mithun sacrifice in the Ao village of Ungma. 4th Feb. 1937. Modern painted stone memorial in the Ao village of Ungma, which still stands today. 3rd Feb. 1937 Girls pounding rice in the Ao village of Longsamtang (Longsemdang). Feb. 1937 Slow slaughtering of a cow on the occasion of the spring festival (Moatsü) in the Ao village of Lungkhung. April/1937Ao village of Lungkhung. April/1937 Distribution of meat on the occasion of the spring festival (Moatsü) in the Ao village of Lungkhung. April/1937 Grave of a rich man at Mirinokpo village in Ao area. Jan. 1937 Bamboo platform with skulls of the deceased of the Ao village of Ungma, surrounded by bamboo poles for protection. 4th Feb. 1937. Inside Akoya Baptist Church. 15th July 1937 After having been destroyed by a fire, the Ao village of Mongsenyimti is being rebuilt with temporary huts before the more permanent new houses are constructed. 2nd May 1937 An Ao woman from Longmisa village leaning on her basket. May 1937. An Ao woman of the Chungli speaking group of Mokokchung village wearing yongmen (head spirals), tongbang (ear ornament), metsungsangshi and chubakup (two types of carnelian bead necklaces), and an etsüngsü (blue shawl). 1937 A woman from Merinokpo village with a chest tattoo. Jan. 1937 The Ao Naga wife of Ongli-Ngaku, the main Chang interpreter of the SDO Mokokchung, with her child, wearing a mix of western and traditional dress. Jan. 1937 Large log drum with styled mithun-head as front end, rotting outsite the morung in the Ao village of Anaki. 18th March 1937. A laughing Ao girl photographed by Mills in the 1920s’, wearing rock crystal earrings through her stretched earlobes and a necklace similar to that worn by the women in the modern picture. The veranda of “Hutton’s Bungalow”, the sub-divisional office at Mokokchung, in the 1920’s. Longkhum village in the 1920s. all the houses are thatched and built in traditional Ao style. There is a log drum shelter in the front and an inspection bungalow erected by the British at the top of the village The Moatsü festivities among the Ao photographed by Mills in the 1920s at Ungma. The sub-divisional office at Mokokchung – “Hutton’s Bungalow” as it is reverently called today – in 1921. Women dancing with Mildred Archer at a feast of merit. Ao, Ungma Village 1947. Animist or traditional believers alongside Christian minister in modern dress. Ao Yaongyimsen village. 1936 Large human figure and a row of heads, both human and mithun. AO, Yaongyimsen. 1936 Women with children. Longsa village. 1947 Houses with platforms. Ao, Ungma village. 1946 Men in full dress dancing at the annual ceremony after sowing, the Moatsü. Ao, Ungma Village. 1918-45. JPM SOAS View of Longsa village showing layout of houses grouped in wards or khels. AO. 1918-45. JPM SOAS Log gong in shed. AO, Ungma Village. 1947 Girl with hair knotted at back, a brass spiral head ornament and red chilli pods as ear ornaments. Ao, Chungtia Village. 1918-1945, JPM SOAS Rich man who has completed the full cycle of feast of merit with fine ornaments. The painted band of his cloth is typically Ao. Chuchuyimlang Village. 1936 Women dancing with daos at a feast of merit. Ao, Ungma village. 1947 Host of a feast of merit with his wife and children, Ao Ungma Villgae. 1947 Women and children taking part in the ceremonial tug-of-war during the annual ceremony after sowing, the Moatsü. Ao, Ungma Village. 1918-45. JPM SOAS Grave stone decorated with mithun. Ao, Ungma Village. 1946 Morung of Mongsen khel. Ao, Longkhum. 1947 Mapang tongshi (time pillar) at Sungkotenem, Mopungchuket (Mokokchung District). Photo credit ~ Aglaja & Peter Van Ham –The hidden world of the Naga living tradition in northeast India & Burma Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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