The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Two tattooing needles of quill in bamboo holders; the quills being bound together with blue thread. The bamboo holder when used is set in s small heavy handle. Konyak Yungpang. Three tattooing instruments of thorns bound in bamboo. Konyak, Shiong and Tamlu villages. Tattooing adze of thorns between splints of cane bound with fibre strip. Ao, Chantongia village.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: KonyakAo
location: Yungphong (Yungpang) Shiong Tamlu Chantongia
size:max. 28cm
ethnicgroup: KonyakAo
location: Yungphong (Yungpang) Shiong Tamlu Chantongia
refnum: 4:184
person: Mills/ J.P.Balfour
date: 11.1922
note: (Balfour artefacts)
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
date: 1923
refnum: 1928.69.503-504 (2 needles); 1936.4.10-12 (3 instruments); 1936.4.9 (adze)
note: (Mills artefacts)
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated