Citation
Khel gate carved and painted with a traditional design (Image number P.026, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)

Material Information

Title:
Khel gate carved and painted with a traditional design (Image number P.026, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)
Series Title:
J.P. Mills Photographic Collection
Creator:
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960.
Hobson, Geraldine ( contributor )
Publication Date:
Materials:
B&W photographic print 9.5x7 cm ( medium )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
एशिया -- भारत -- नगालैंड -- कोहिमा जिला
এশিয়া -- ভারত -- নাগাল্যান্ড
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- Nagaland -- Kohima District -- Nakama
Coordinates:
25.656508 x 93.976799

Notes

Abstract:
A khel (village part) gate carved and painted with a traditional design, bearing the date of its erection - 20 January 1915. Between the huge horns of the mithun is the head of a warrior with a head-dress of hornbill feathers. The heavy gate, hewn from a huge tree, would be closed at night for protection. Although they are no longer needed for defence, khel gates are still replaced today, with the traditional gate-pulling ceremony. ( en )
General Note:
Date of photograph: 1924 February
General Note:
Copyright held by the Estate of J.P. Mills. The Estate is currently (2015) represented by Geraldine Hobson.
General Note:
This item may be used under license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial (CC BY-NC)
General Note:
This image is part of Album P. This album contains images taken in 1923-1924 of the Ao, Angami, Zemi, Eastern Rengma, Sema, Sangtam and Yimchungr tribes. It includes a series on the rituals following the taking of a head.
General Note:
Originally collected in Album P of the "J.P. Mills Photographic Collection". (Held in the SOAS, University of London, Archives and Special Collections.)
General Note:
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960. [Tour Diaries.] (Held by the Pitt Rivers Museum archives, University of Oxford)
General Note:
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960. [Letters to Henry Balfour.] (Held by the Pitt Rivers Museum archives, University of Oxford)
General Note:
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960. The Rengma Nagas. London : Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1937. (LCCN: 37039518)
General Note:
Jacobs, Julian. The Nagas : hill peoples of Northeast India : society, culture, and the colonial encounter. London : Thames and Hudson, 1990.
General Note:
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960. The Ethics of Headhunting. Published in: Discovery. [specific reference, unavailable]
General Note:
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960. Sanctuary of Savages. Published in: Geographical Magazine. [specific reference, unavailable]
General Note:
Whitehead, John, 1924- . Far frontiers : people and events in North-Eastern India, 1857-1947. Putney, London : BASCA, 1989. (ISBN: 0907799310)
General Note:
VIAF ID: 2475026 (name authority) : Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960
General Note:
VIAF ID: 24095368 (name authority) : Hobson, Geraldine

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
Image: © 1924, The Estate of J.P. Mills. Text: © 1996, Geraldine Hobson.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 58/02/P/26 ( CALM Reference )