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Nocte tribe in Arunachal

Our interest in ethnic diversity in India has led us for the second time to the Tirap District in southeast Arunachal Pradesh. Here Wancho and Nocte tribes have settled. The first time mainly the Wanchos fascinated us, and we believed that the Noctes were all westernized. This time we visited rather traditional Nocte villages, where people proudly told us that only 30 years ago they still went headhunting. And whereas most Wancho villagers have meanwhile buried their skulls, these trophies are still displayed in some Nocte villages.

You can find an in-depth coverage of our tour in German with further details and pictures at: http://www.neuenhofer.de/guenter/
typical tattoos and ear piercings of Nocte lady
typical tattoos and ear piercings of Nocte lady
Laju lady
Laju lady
 Laju lady
Laju lady
Laju lady
Laju lady
Laju lady
Laju lady
Laju lady
Laju lady
Laju lady.
Laju lady.
Man from Laju
Man from Laju
 in Laju
in Laju
 Man in Nocte loincloth
Man in Nocte loincloth
in Laju
in Laju
Laju village
Laju village
Kheti village
Kheti village
near Kheti
near Kheti
near Kheti
near Kheti
House in Lapnan
House in Lapnan
in Lapnan.
in Lapnan.
inside a Nocte house.
inside a Nocte house.
Collection of human skulls in Lapnan
Collection of human skulls in Lapnan
Human skulls in Kheti
Human skulls in Kheti
Waterbuffalo skulls.
Waterbuffalo skulls.
Slash and burn cultivation
Slash and burn cultivation