Miju Mishmi Women



Miju Mishmi women wear lenchhi, flat forehead fillets; rombin, trumpet-shaped ear plugs; and necklaces made of old silver coins. A favorite pastime is chain-smoking; Miju Mishmi men and women are seldom seen without their long silver pipes. Originating in Tibet where they are known as Denpas, small groups consisting of a few families settled in the remote Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. Each village is separated from the others by mountains and raging rivers such as the Digaru, referred to as ‘the devil river.’

Tezu, Lohit District, Arunachal Pradesh


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