Photos: Arunachal Pradesh tribal people

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Sogiang Manyu, Miju Mishmi shaman, with the traditional mithun heads (domesticated guars) in the back, Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh, India. The Mishmi of Arunachal Pradesh are an ethnic group comprising mainly three tribes: Idu Mishmi, Digaro Mishmi and Miju Mishmi. The Mishmis occupy the northeastern tip of Arunachal Pradesh and also live in parts of Tibet.

Credit:

Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy

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    Sogiang Manyu, Miju Mishmi shaman, with the traditional mithun heads (domesticated guars) in the back, Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh, India. The Mishmi of Arunachal Pradesh are an ethnic group comprising mainly three tribes: Idu Mishmi, Digaro Mishmi and Miju Mishmi. The Mishmis occupy the northeastern tip of Arunachal Pradesh and also live in parts of Tibet.

    Credit:

    Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy

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    Smoking an opium pipe by a Digaru Mishmi man. Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

    Credit:

    Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy

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    Preparation of an opium pipe by a Digaru Mishmi man: mixing opium cloth (either made of Hessian /burlap or tree bark) and banana leaves. Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

    Credit:

    Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy

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    Opium poppy field tended by a Digaru Mishmi woman, Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

    Credit:

    Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy

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    Old Digaru Mishmi woman in Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Her headgear is composed of a phorong (forehead silver band) and a shoa-ool (antique silver coins, here showing a 1947 half-rupee Indian coin).

    Credit:

    Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy

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    Digaru Mishmi children. Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

    Credit:

    Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy