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Konya tribe (India) The Konyak are a Naga people, and are recognised among other Naga by their tattoos, which they have all over their face and hands; facial tattoos were earned for taking an enemy's head. In the recent past, they were known as war loving and often attacked nearby villages of other tribes taking the heads of opposing warriors as trophies to hang in the Morong (a communal house). The number of heads indicated the power of a warrior and the tribe and becomes a collective…

Konya tribe (India) The Konyak are a Naga people, and are recognised among other Naga by their tattoos, which they have all over their face and hands; facial tattoos were earned for taking an enemy's head. In the recent past, they were known as war loving and often attacked nearby villages of other tribes taking the heads of opposing warriors as trophies to hang in the Morong (a communal house). The number of heads indicated the power of a warrior and the tribe and becomes a collective…

People portrait photograpy.  Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/Eb1ozY | Phom tribe |                           India. Nagaland. Kohima. The Hornbill festival is a yearly feature in the first week of december. The festival is held at Naga Heritage Village Kisama, 12 km from Kohima.

People portrait photograpy. Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/Eb1ozY | Phom tribe | India. Nagaland. Kohima. The Hornbill festival is a yearly feature in the first week of december. The festival is held at Naga Heritage Village Kisama, 12 km from Kohima.

A Sumi Naga woman from Zunheboto

A Sumi Naga woman from Zunheboto, Nagaland, India.

People portrait photograpy.  Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/Do8rEQ | Konyak woman | North East India. The Seven Sister States. Nagaland. Mon district, Konyak tribe.  Shangnyu Village Ruled by the chief Angh, Shangnyu village is one of the prominent villages in Mon district.

The Seven Sister States. Shangnyu Village Ruled by the chief Angh, Shangnyu village is one of the prominent villages in Mon district.

// Chang Naga woman. Chingmei, Nagaland, Tuensang district. 1936. | ©SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf

// Chang Naga woman. Chingmei, Nagaland, Tuensang district. 1936. | ©SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf

Head Hunter by Vishal Sabharwal

Head Hunter by Vishal Sabharwal

The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is an annual cultural extravaganza that takes place in the Nagaland in the Northeastern part of India from 1st to 7th December every year. All the different tribes of the State participates in this festival in their colorful best showcasing their diverse and rich culture through Dances,Games and Food. this is a series of portraits shot during the 2020 edition of the festival. Photographed by Menuolhoulie Kire

Hornbill Festival of Nagaland

Yimchunger is one of the minor Naga tribes of Nagaland. According to the Yimchunger tradition, the tribe emerged at a village called Moru, and then came to the Jure village. The Yimchungers and the Khiamungans are believed to have migrated to the present-day Nagaland from Upper Burma as one group, in one wave. They separated into two groups at the Moru village. The traditional dress of the Yimchungers includes colorful cane-made headgear decorated with hair and bird feathers.

Yimchunger is one of the minor Naga tribes of Nagaland. According to the Yimchunger tradition, the tribe emerged at a village called Moru, and then came to the Jure village.

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