Tribal houses of Nagaland February, 2015. Kohima, Nagaland, North-East India
Russian group of students and teachers of RSUH and MSU visited State Museum of Kohima, Nagaland
The State Museum is located 1.5 kilometers away from Kohima. It allows visitors to peek through the vibrant culture of Nagaland and different stages through the history of the land. The museum showcases most fascinating artifacts and aspects of Nagaland tribal life. The State Museum displays ancestral weaponry, carved gatepost, status pillars that records Feast of Merit and traditional Naga costumes and jewelry.
The highlight of the museum is the ceremonial drum which is similar to a dug out war canoe housed in a separate shed. The canoe suggests that Nagaland tribes originated from the shores of Sumatra. In the basement of the museum there is an exhibit of animals and birds which are specific to northeastern hill states. The traditional lifestyle of Nagas has been documented in this museum. In Nagaland there are 14 recognized major tribes and same number of sub-tribes which are depicted in this museum. The museum also houses an art gallery which has beautiful exhibits of local artists.