The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: "Deadman's rice strainer" made of [interlocking] bamboo leaves. Native name 'yempu shangku'. Chang Naga, on the borders of Konyak country; made by Ngaku, a Chang. [Unsigned comments: "? a game" and "ceremonial/magic goods". Mills and other authorities suggest it is a game.]
medium: artefacts
person: Ngaku/ of Yongyimti
person: Ngaku/ of Yongyimti
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Yongyimti
refnum: 2:173
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
form: gift
person: University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
refnum: 35.562
seealso: two similar artefacts also made by Ngaku are at Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford: Mills I.117 and Balfour II.21; see Balfour diary, 6.11.1922
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated