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My hornbill wristband. Art shot!

For the wiki on the event, go here hornbill festival

The 17 tribes of Nagaland have built village-representative buildings in the bowl of a high valley

South of the village there’s an arena where they sit in groups. There’s a central area for dignataries and the crowd fills in the rest. A rough estimate is about 1000 Indian and 75 white tourists.

The arena

A powerful dance today

A few pics from the day. Visiting heavies and machine guns


The Nagaland bikers were in attendance


A friend from the hotel, Mahesh from Chennai. We split the cost of a cab there and back. It’s about 10K out of Kohima

More tomorrow.

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