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Greased-bamboo pole climbing and Traditional fire-making….a few images.
Boys preparing to compete in the greased bamboo pole climbing competition between tribes
Splashing mud to create friction
Fire making by a senior Lotha tribesman
Note the stone wedged inside the split stick
The strip of bamboo passes under the stone through the straw and is held at the two ends and pulled back and forth briskly
Blowing into the fragile fire sparks to strengthen
Lighting a candle with the sparks
Amazing performances by amazing Nagas!
More articles on Nagaland:
Naga Textiles Part I: Red, White and Black – Tribal Textiles of Nagaland (published on Jozan)
Naga Textiles Part II: Tribal Textile and Bead Art of Nagaland
Naga Dance, Music performances
Naga Portraits (professional quality images)