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Elizabeth Bayley Willis photographs of peoples, artifacts, and scenery of Northeastern India

Creator:
Willis, Elizabeth Bayley (collector and photographer)  Search this
Photographer:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Pal, Panna  Search this
Pyngrope, R.  Search this
Extent:
33 Color slides
1 Color postcard
53 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Khasi (Indic people)  Search this
Mishmi (Indic people)  Search this
Lushai (Asian people)  Search this
Akha (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Color postcards
Prints
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
Arunāchal Pradesh (India)
Assam (India)
Brahmaputra River Valley
Date:
circa 1950-1965
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting indigenous peoples, antiquities, implements, textile types, and scenery in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and other areas of northeastern India. Represented photographers include Elizabeth Bayley Willis, Verrier Elwin, Panna Pal, R. Pyngrope, and other photographers.
Biographical/Historical note:
Elizabeth Bayley Willis (1902-2003) was a scholar of textiles and decorative arts who was affliliated with several museums and galleries including the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Henry Gallery of the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1952, she was appointed to the United Nations Technical Assistance Board, where she focused on marketing of textile and other decorative art products from India to improve economic development; she later worked on similar missions for the UN in Vietnam, Formosa, and Morocco. Willis went to India to consult the Uttar Pradesh government about the development and preservation of crafts and served as an advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Textile Commissioner, and the All India Handloom Board. Between 1957 and 1965, Willis returned to India several times to collect textiles and continue her research on the tribal arts of northeastern India and Bhutan.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-11
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs collected by Willis can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Willis also donated artifacts to the Department of Anthropology, in accessions 255963, 264169, 268921, 270239, and 279910.
The Special Collections at the University of Washington holds the Elizabeth Bayley Willis Papers, 1933-1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
These photographs cannot be reproduced without permission from the photographers.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Postcards
Citation:
Photo lot 79-11, Elizabeth Bayley Willis photographs of peoples, artifacts, and scenery of Northeastern India, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-11
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-11

Surapong Bunnag photographs of hill tribes in Thailand

Creator:
Bunnag, Surapong  Search this
Extent:
800 Negatives (circa, 35 mm)
800 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Lahu (Asian people)  Search this
Taungthu (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Yao (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Hmong (Asian people)  Search this
Lisu (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Lawa (Thai people)  Search this
Tai Lue  Search this
Akha (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Thailand
Date:
1959-1965
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting villages, people, ceremonies, and activities of Thai hill tribes, including the Akha, Karen, Lahu, Lawa, Lisu, Meo, Tai Luc, and Yao. Some photographs are duplicated in an album with captions by Bunnag.
Biographical/Historical note:
Surapong Bunnag was a Thai employee of the Voice of America, stationed in Bangkok.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 74-35
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Villages  Search this
Livestock  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Weddings  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Laundry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 74-35, Surapong Bunnag photographs of hill tribes in Thailand, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-35
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-74-35

Basketry Reticule 2 Pieces 2

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384263-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e931ceb2-0d83-4688-98ad-25e588682ac8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419385
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Woman's Cap

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Cap
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384258-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b2df1579-06fc-48c6-8111-c9eb6b9eb553
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419379
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Woman's Blouse And Skirt (2) Pieces

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Skirt/Blouse
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384259-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3152df39c-3400-4d5c-8529-9680df5e93f9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419380
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Woman's Belt

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Belt
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384260-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fd134e78-1f53-4feb-915b-ed42939fa5c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419382
Online Media:

Woman's Leggings (1 Pair)

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Legging
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384261-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f7916726-4226-46ba-86f7-ac419501619a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419383
Online Media:

Headdress

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Headdress
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384262-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3702ec421-3c13-48df-9f52-f4cb633bc811
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419384
Online Media:

Necklace

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384264-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38c04acd6-bdb9-4834-9a6f-12af6479d2e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419386
Online Media:

Necklace

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384265-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a9e50a5c-7edc-4299-b118-3e93f4f68c78
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419387
Online Media:

Necklace

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384266-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ca04f32e-6833-4f7d-a62d-c092cee2e9a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419388
Online Media:

Necklace

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384267-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36a866c1f-f79a-405b-92a3-ac1989211b80
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419389
Online Media:

Necklace

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384268-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/340851b52-5b92-43ef-ba01-e71221528706
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419390
Online Media:

Wooden Beads 1 Lot

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Bead
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384269-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30d339fce-3e62-45e3-a7e3-082b224d4e46
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419391
Online Media:

Hairpin (?)

Donor Name:
Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Hairpin
Place:
North Sector, Southern Shan States, China (not certain) / Burma (Myanmar) (not certain), Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
173383
USNM Number:
E384270-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/370aebe4a-d8f4-453b-94de-390ca4ac117d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419393
Online Media:

Square Of Black Cotton

Donor Name:
Dr. William C. Sturtevant  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Cotton
Place:
Burma (Myanmar), Asia
Accession Date:
9 Sep 1967
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273786
USNM Number:
E408892-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3319b470d-a5cb-4495-b25b-198aa73b08a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8439050

Woman's Costume: Headdress

Donor Name:
Julian S. Macaulay  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Headdress
Place:
North, Thailand, Asia
Accession Date:
5 Jan 1978
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
329862
USNM Number:
E419117-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3214e23b8-2c2a-4b1c-9f54-107803a638a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8451544
Online Media:

Woman's Costume: Jacket

Donor Name:
Julian S. Macaulay  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Jacket
Place:
North, Thailand, Asia
Accession Date:
5 Jan 1978
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
329862
USNM Number:
E419117-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34c79f3f4-d296-47ec-8620-d4a1cb0ef73d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8451545
Online Media:

Woman's Costume: Skirt

Donor Name:
Julian S. Macaulay  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Skirt
Place:
North, Thailand, Asia
Accession Date:
5 Jan 1978
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
329862
USNM Number:
E419117-2
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/321c8132d-5990-46c6-bad1-03782624e14c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8451546
Online Media:

Woman's Costume: Pouch

Donor Name:
Julian S. Macaulay  Search this
Culture:
Akha  Search this
Object Type:
Bag
Place:
North, Thailand, Asia
Accession Date:
5 Jan 1978
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
329862
USNM Number:
E419117-3
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33641a44d-1e7a-416b-bb7d-48da5ac27a88
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8451547
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