Nagaland Cultural Photos - Dimasa Kachari Naga women performing traditional plate dance at Nagaland Hornbill Festival 2015


Kachari Naga women performing traditional plate dance at Nagaland Hornbill Festival 2015

Nagaland Cultural Photos - Dimasa Kachari Naga women performing traditional plate dance at Nagaland Hornbill Festival 2015


The Dimasa - Kacharis inhibits parts of Assam and Nagaland in the North Eastern part of India. In Nagaland, they are from Dimapur district.


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Kachari Naga women performing traditional plate dance at Nagaland Hornbill Festival 2015 1

Kachari tribe women perform plate dance in tradition dress

Kachari tribe women perform plate dance in tradition dress 2

Kachari tribe women perform plate dance in tradition dress 3

Watch Dimasa - Kachari Naga Women perform traditional plate dance at Hornbill Festival Nagaland:



Learn more about the Dimasa-Kacharis tribe:
About Hornbill Festival Nagaland:
Nagaland is a hilly state in the North East of India and is home to several tribes (Officially 16 recognized tribes). Each tribe have their own distinct festivals. Most of these festival are argiculture and harvest related as most Nagas depend on argiculture.

Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, Hornbill Festival is held every year in the first week of December, which was lately extended to 10 days starting from 1st December. Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 Km from Kohima where each Naga tribe have their "Morungs" (traditional huts) setup where visitors witness mélange of cultural displays all under one roof, an opportunity to experience the food, songs, dances and customs of Nagaland. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.

Festival highlights include the Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition, folk dances, folk songs, traditional practices demonstrations, sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls,  Flower shows and sales, Fashion shows, Beauty Contest, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Hornbill International Rock concert. During the festival, Night Carnivals are organized in several places around Kohima and Dimapur where people can enjoy street food, outing with kids, and shop.

PS: Efforts have been made to present information as accurately as possible. But in case there are errors, please let me know by writing to me in the comments.  


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  1. It reminds me of the traditional dances in the Philippines. Good to learn other country's culture as well.

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    1. Hi!
      Thanks for dropping by.
      Yes...The culture, food habits and ethnicity of Nagas and South Asian are a bit similar.

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  2. Great to know that our history is being preserved and appreciated.

    - Didi of Frances and Flair

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  3. Wow, very vibrant and beautiful costumes. It's great to see culture of other country through this blog. This is nice.

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    1. Hi Yami,
      Thanks for dropping by and for appreciating.

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  4. This reminds me of the traditional African clothing style, worn by the African ladies. REally inspiring. :)

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    1. There could be some similarities. :) Red is a primary color in most traditional clothes of the Nagas.

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  5. Wow! So good to know that they have similar tradition just like ours. Felt like I already traveled to India.

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    1. Seriously? That's great to know.
      I am already guessing you could be from South East Asian countries :p

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  6. I can never do this to save my life, these women make it look sooo easy! A very interesting traditional dance to watch + marvel at!

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    1. Haha... Yeah... Same with me too. I'd drop it in a second.

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    2. Haha... Yeah... Same with me too. I'd drop it in a second.

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  7. It is always good to know other traditional dances. Their traditional costume looks similar with the ones that we have here in the Philippines.

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  8. I like their costume! Looks very traditional. I wish I was there though. I feel like I would have enjoyed watching them. :)

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  9. The reasons why festivals are so great is because they do not just offer an amusing form of entertainment to watch but they also managed to serve the country's fascinating culture and tradition! This Nagaland Hornbill Festival and the traditional plate dance somehow reminds me of other dance rituals here in the Philippines.. to be specific, it reminds me of the Palayok Dance, a folk dance where women are wearing almost the same clothes yet instead of metal plates, the women are holding clay pots.. very interesting indeed and thank you for sharing

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    1. Hi Blue Dreamer,
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I have never been to Philippines, but others here too commented on the similarities... Palayok Dance with clay pots huh? That seems more challenging :p.

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  10. Yeah. You are right. I think these regional festivals ought to be more popular. Thanks for posting.

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  11. I haven't seen a hornbill I'm the wild except in the zoo. It's fascinating how they have their own festival

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    1. Hi Sam,
      The Hornbills are a decorated bird in Naga history, very rare and endangered. The Nagaland's state bird is actually the tragopan, but the Hornbill takes all the pride :D

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