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Photographs taken in the Ahom village of Bargaon, near to Parijat
Images taken with a Canon G12 camera. These photos are from JCM's and CH's first day at Rouku Village, Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Keywords for this set of images: plants, fish, reptiles, mamals, insects, village description, archery, material culture, fence-building, gardening, hunting
Photographs taken at the Joysagar temple and lake, Sibsagar District, Assam
Photographs of Charaideo, the place of the burial of the Ahom kings. These photos show the Maidams, large mounds under which the Ahom kings were buried together with treasure.
Photographs taken at Barbaruah in Dibrugarh District Assam. These photographs include the burial place (Maidam) of Lapet Barbaruah, a high official in the ancient Ahom Kingdom, and photographs of the surrounding smaller Maidams. There are also photographsof a ceremony of greeting for Stephen Morey when he came to give a lecture at the Sukhapha Bhawan in Barbaruah on 2nd February 2008.
Photos from the Morehead project (Nen and Tonda) to be used for the DOBES web portal
Bhadreswar Baruah house
Photographs taken at the house of Bhadreswar Baruah. These photographs include cultural items such as fishtraps, bow, and also the Rvn Phi Dam, the portion of a traditional Ahom house where prayers are made to the ancestors (Me Dam Me Phi). The prayers in the Rvn Phi Dam are the origin of the modern festival of Me Dam Me Phi that is celebrated on 31st January in Assam.
Photographs of Tangsa Naga helmets and shields
Photographs of Tangsa Naga helmets and shields.
Photographs of Me Dam Me Phi 2008
Photographs taken on 31st January 2012 of the Me Dam Me Phi festival held at Gargaon Palace, Sibsagar district, Assam. The festival was presided over by Tileswar Mohan and Stephen Morey was one of the chief guests. The ceremony included sacrifice of chickens and prayers to various Gods. The photos show the preparations and the altars prepared for the sacrifice.
Thowra Dol
Photographs taken at the Thowra Dol temple
Photographs taken at Mazgaon, near to Parijat. Mazgaon means 'middle village'. These photos include the process of photographing Ahom manuscripts, cleaning them and also a demonstration by Binanda Mohan of writing with a pig's quill.
Photographs of Wihu Kuh festival 2008
Photographs taken on 4th and 5th January 2008 of the Wihu Kuh festival in Kharang Kong village, Lekhapani, Assam.
Photographs taken at the Ranghar, constructed for the Ahom Kings to view sporting events and animal displays.
Google Earth Photographs
A set of photographs, downloaded from Google Earth, showing different areas of our field work Alubari.jpg Now a suburb of Margherita, Alubari was formerly a Singpho village Assam.jpg An overall view of Assam Barpathar_1.jpg Barpathar_2.jpg Barpathar and Duburoni.jpg Three photographs covering the Aiton villages of Barpathar and Duburoni Bisa_Gaon_2.jpg Bisa_Gaon_1.jpg Photographs of the Singpho village of Bisa Gaon Bisa_to_Phulbari.jpg Ledo_to_Jagun.jpg Margherita_to_Kharsang.jpg Past_Lekhapani.jpg Photographs of the area between Margherita and Kharsang, This area contains many Tai, Singpho and Tangsa villages Entrance_to_Kharsang.jpg Jagun_to_Kharsang.jpg Kharsang_and_West.jpg Photographs of the area between Jagun and Kharsang towns Jengpathar.jpg Photograph of the Lochhang (Langching) village of Jengpathar Jorong_to_New_Yanman.jpg Jorong.jpg Photographs of the Rera (Ronrang) village of Jorong Kamba.jpg Photograph of the Tikhak village of Kamba Kharang_Kong_Cholim_Basti.jpg Kharang_Kong.jpg Photographs of the village of Kharang Kong, which includes both a Cholim and Mossang area Kumchai_Kong_and_Pangsun.jpg Kumchai_Kong.jpg Photographs of the Singpho villages of Kumchai Kong and Pangsun Kumchai_to_Kotha.jpg Photographs of the area between Kumchai Kong and Kotha, contain Tai, Tangsa and Singpho villages Lakla.jpg Lakla_JeroelSchool.jpg Photographs of the Ngaimong / Maitai village of Lakla Namphakey_1.jpg Namphakey_2.jpg Namphakey_area.jpg Longjong.jpg Photographs of the area around the Tai village of Namphakey Margherita.jpg Photograph of Margherita town Moran_Town_showing_Tai_Studies_Institute.jpg Moran_Town_true_north.jpg Photographs of Moran town, centre of the Ahom area MullongNo1.jpg MullongNo1_UpperVillage.jpg MullongNo2.jpg Photographs of the Hahcheng and Champang villages of Mullong Naharkatia.jpg Photograph of Naharkatia town Namchik_Gate_to_Jengpathar.jpg Photographs of the villages in the Namchik gate area, including Mossang, Lochhang, Rera, Havi villages Namchik_Havi.jpg Photograph of the Havi village and Namchik Ninggam_Hewe.jpg Photograph of the Lochhang (Langching) village of Hiwi Ninggam Ninggam_Phake.jpg Photograph of the Tai Phake village of Ninggam Parijat_Village.jpg Photograph of the Ahom village of Parijat Pha_Naeng.jpg Photograph of the Tai Phake village of Pha Naeng Phulbari.jpg Photograph of the Rera village of Phulbari Sepon.jpg Photograph of the Ahom town of Sepon Sibsagar_Ranghar_and_Joysagar.jpg Sibsagar_Town_Centre.jpg Sibsagar_Town.jpg Photographs of the old Ahom capital of Sibsagar and surrounding areas Silonijan_area.jpg Silonijan_Town.jpg Photographs of the villages around Silonijan town, including several Tai Aiton villages Tipam_Phake.jpg Photograph of the Tai Phake village of Tipam Phake
Photographs taken in Sibsagar, former capital of the Ahom Kingdom
Photographs of the former Ahom Royal Palace at Gargaon, Sibsagar District..
Photographs taken a in the village of Parijat, Sibsagar. These photos include the preparations for the Me Dam Me Phi ceremony held at Gargaon Palace on 31st January 2008, and also photographs of the process of translating Ahom manuscripts.
Photographs taken at the Karenghar, the former Royal Palace of the Ahom kings at Sibsagar, Assam
These photographs show the sacred site, called Jantedhunga, which is a major place in Puma myth and a significant reference point in the Puma tradition. According to the myth, in ancient times a marriage procession turned to stone. People say that this can still be seen in the rock formation.
These photographs show the shrine of the Devi (Kanyadevi or Hongma) in Devisthan. This goddess is a major divinity in the Puma area, worshiped both by Puma and Hindu castes.