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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…

The Konyak People of Nagaland | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

The Konyak People of Nagaland

The Konyak People of Nagaland | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Tattooed Konyak Man from the headhunter tribes of Nagaland, North East India

Meeting the last surviving Headhunters of Nagaland

Tattooed Konyak Man from the headhunter tribes of Nagaland, North East India

People portrait photograpy.  Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/EaCSHp | Konyak Naga | India. The north-eastern seven sister states. Nagaland. Longwa a Konyak village in  Mon area situated on the Myanmar-India border. The border literally divides the Angh's house in 2. The angh takes his meals in India and sleeps in Myanmar.

People portrait photograpy. Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/EaCSHp | Konyak Naga | India. The north-eastern seven sister states. Nagaland. Longwa a Konyak village in Mon area situated on the Myanmar-India border. The border literally divides the Angh's house in 2. The angh takes his meals in India and sleeps in Myanmar.

India | To-Ang, the famous Ang of Sheangha; wearing a fine hat, ivory armlets and rattan leg and arm bands. Wakching, Sheangha, Nagaland, Mon District.  1936. | ©SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf

India | To-Ang, the famous Ang of Sheangha; wearing a fine hat, ivory armlets and rattan leg and arm bands. Wakching, Sheangha, Nagaland, Mon District. 1936. | ©SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf

Now bones of buffalo, deer, boars, and hornbills adorn the wall of every Konyak house as prizes from the hunting days

Intimate portraits of striking headhunting warriors in India

Now bones of buffalo, deer, boars, and hornbills adorn the wall of every Konyak house as prizes from the hunting days

A warrior from the Konyak tribe of Nagaland, India

A warrior from the Konyak tribe of Nagaland, India

People portrait photograpy.  Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/5LBXM3 | Chang Naga. India, Nagaland.  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.  Chang is one of the main tribes in Tuensang District of Nagaland. Changs observe six major festivals in a ye...

People portrait photograpy. Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/5LBXM3 | Chang Naga. India, Nagaland. 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. Chang is one of the main tribes in Tuensang District of Nagaland. Changs observe six major festivals in a ye...

Khasi people of Meghalaya.

Khasi people of Meghalaya.

People portrait photograpy.  Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/DRWruE | Yimchunger. |   India, Nagaland.  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/DRWruE | Yimchunger. | India, Nagaland. 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.

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/DKkEsP | Yimchunger portrait | www.hornbillfestival.com/  India, Nagaland.  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/DKkEsP | Yimchunger portrait | www.hornbillfestival.com/ India, Nagaland. 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.

The masks depict Ramayana figures. Shamaguri Satra is famed for mask making in India, Majuli Island, Assam.

The masks depict Ramayana figures. Shamaguri Satra is famed for mask making in India, Majuli Island, Assam.

People portrait photograpy.  Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/Dmokxb | Naga tribesman at Hornbill Festival , Kohima, Kisama, Nagaland

People portrait photograpy. Travel Photography. https://flic.kr/p/Dmokxb | Naga tribesman at Hornbill Festival , Kohima, Kisama, Nagaland