Phom Naga Cultural Troupe In Traditional Attire Displaying Traditional Naga Way Of Life




Nagaland Cultural Photos - Phom Naga Men and Women in traditional dress demonstrating traditional Naga rice pounding and winnowing.
 
Hornbill Festival Nagaland Photos - Phom cultural troupe displaying traditional method of rice cleaning, pounding and winnowing at Hornbill Festival Nagaland.

Rice is the stable food of the Nagas and is the major crop grown by the Nagas for food. All major cuisines of the Nagas includes rice. Rice is traditionally pounded manually by hand using long wooden staff that is forced into a hole made on a big log.


Phom Naga women demonstrating the traditional method of pounding rice using traditional wooden staff and winnowing using traditional bamboo baskets.




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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 agriculture.

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.

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