This monochrome photographic print is showing Kachins sacrificing a cow at the Namhkyek manau. Manau is a kind of communal festival celebrated by the Kachins in Burma (Myanmar). A large number of offerings would be made to different spirits at a manau festival, as well as the main offering that would be made to the spirit called ‘Madai’. This photograph was taken by James Henry Green in the 1920s, a recruiting officer for the Burma Rifles who spent more than twenty years in Burma, much of it based in the northern hill states.

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  • File Name: dmas_wa0244_d01.jpg
  • File ID: 2041
  • File Type: JPG (image/jpeg)
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  • Dimensions: 3112 x 2252
  • Collections: Free historical Archive