Naga Traditional Costumes and Dances
It is in traditional dances performed at the New Year Festival.
Here comes the Lai-naung Naga youths in traditional attires.
Lai-naung Nagas live mostly in central Lahe'. By tradition, they are farmers and
the dances are presented in descriptive of their livelihood.
You can see Kham-nyu-ngam Naga youths in their traditional costumes.
Kham-nyu-ngam mostly live in Lahe and Khamti townships. The dance also depicts
toiling at farm work throughout the year. Another one is Ma-Khu-ri Naga dance.
The Ma-Khu-ri mostly inhabits Layshi Township. They are also good at handicrafts
apart from farming. The dance depicts spinning of yarn and work at hand loom.
Among the Nagas, Kung-wam is good not only in farming but also at craftsmanship.
They made mostly agricultural tools. In the dance, you can notice the
traditional dress plus mimicry of smithy work.
Next one is the Tangkul Nagas with fantastic dress. They live mostly in Le-Shi
and Hommalin townships. The dance itself is to show off the beauty of their
costumes. The Tangkuls are also good livestock raisers.
Hai-mye's Nagas dwell mostly in Nam-yung and Khamti townships. They grow crops
and breed livestock. A cosy rest between hard works with traditionally brewed
wine is a welcome thing for them. They are driving home that message in their
The Kun-nyat Nagas in their fantastic attires. They live mostly in the western
part of Lahe'. They grow crops, breed livestock and good at handicrafts. In the
dance, they are depicting their work for livelihood.
Lastly but not the least, the dance of Para Nagas in their beautiful costumes.
Para Nagas mostly live in Le-Shi. They are good at farming and handicrafts.
Recently, they're also been growing perennial plants, hoping it to become
commercial one day. Here, in the dance, they are depicting the harvest of perennial plants.