Wilang Herm

The Konyak tribal community of Nagaland perform Wilang Hem which in the past was danced with gay abandon by the triumphant warriors after their return from a battle in which they have not only defeated the enemy but have cut off the head of the leader of their enemy, which they brought home as the trophy. The dancers wear colorful traditional costumes and carry on their back baskets made of bamboo. The dancers perform to the music of indigenous drums, bamboo pipes and gongs. Now the dance is performed on festive and happy occasions.