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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

Old Man in Costume Near Steps of Masonry and Wood Building 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Culture:
Khasi  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04462400
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57576
Online Media:

Woman in Costume with Traditional Hand Woven Cloak and Basket 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 010 in x 011 in
Culture:
Synteng ?  Search this
Khasi  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04462500
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57577
Online Media:

Tigermenschen : Texte zur Tigerwandlung der Khasi Nordostindiens / herausgegeben von Thomas Kaiser in Zusammenarbeit mit Desmond L. Kharmawphlang und Donbok T. Laloo ; sowie Giovanni Blumer ... [et al.]

Title:
Texte zur Tigerwandlung der Khasi Nordostindiens
Tigerstimmen aus den Khasibergen Nordostindiens
Author:
Kaiser, Thomas  Search this
Kharmawphlang, Desmond L  Search this
Laloo, Donbok T. 1942-  Search this
Blumer, Giovanni  Search this
Universität Zürich Völkerkundemuseum  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. + 1 sound disc (stereo, digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Folklore
Place:
India
Date:
2003
Topic:
Tigers--Religious aspects  Search this
Tigers  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_732194

The Khasis, by Major P.R.T. Gurdon ... With an introduction by Sir Charles Lyall, K.C.S.I. (Published under the orders of the government of Eastern Bengal and Assam)

Author:
Gurdon, P. R. T (Philip Richard Thornhagh) 1863-  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 227 p. 11 pl. (1 col.) 6 col. port. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
Call number:
DS432.K5 G97
DS432.K5G97
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_40724

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