The Hornbill festival was a great exhibit of the culture of Nagaland. There are 16 prominent tribes in Nagaland and one of them is the Konyak tribe. There was a famous tradition amongst these tribes of wearing tattoos on their bodies. Their faces and bodies were covered with tattoos and those tattoos symbolized a lot of things.
A woman goes through 4 stages in her life and a tattoo was made on her to mark that she has successfully passed through that phase. These tribes were also hunters and thus whatever they would hunt was tattooed on them which was a sign of honour. The greater the animal the more honour would he recieve.
Sadly, there is just one last generation left with tattoos on them, this practice is dying and now it would be narrated only in stories to their children.
More about Hornbill and the culture coming up on Nathi Nonsense soon. Stay tuned !
The two roads which was named after Naga leaders.
The road from City Tower to Hotel Tragopan Junction was named after I.Vikheshe Sumi and the road from Dhobinalla (Jakhalu Complex) to Thahekhu Jn was named after Dr. Hokishe Sema.
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So many amazing portraits from #Nagaland ! Met this lovely woman in #kigwema village as she was warping yarn in preparation for weaving. I can’t recall what I said but LOVE how amused she seems by our conversation! 💕
Kigwema village is part of #Angami territory and some of the last few surviving traditional Angami houses can be seen here. The state of Nagaland in #northeastindia is home to 16 major tribes and several sub-tribes.
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