The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Small monochord fiddle, made of a small coconut shell covered tightly with a membrane tied at the apex. Stem is of wood carved into a roll at the end with a raised rectangular tuning-peg plate below it and below that a flat semicircular plate. The cord, of a bunch of horse-hairs, is tied to a cord passing through the peghole over the plate and round the stem, and has a sliding stick to modulate the tone. There is a small wooden bridge. The bow is of cane with horse hair. Instrument possibly shows Assamese influence. Asalu is near the railway. Zemi, Asalu village.
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Asalu
refnum: 5:28
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 1929
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Asalu
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
refnum: 1928.69.1522)
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated