These portraits of India’s last tattooed headhunters capture a vanishing culture


Of all the tribes that lived in the hills of what is now Nagaland, the Konyaks were particularly feared. Made of up several groups, each differentiated by language and distinctive facial tattoos, they all practised headhunting—decapitating members of rival tribes being a rite of passage for young Konyak boys. Not surprisingly, they were also one…

melalui These portraits of India’s last tattooed headhunters capture a vanishing culture — Quartz

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