The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

colour photographs of Naga artefacts from various sources

caption: Model of a wooden gong or xylophone in the form of a high narrow trough with a long projection (oblong in cross-section) at each end, one of which is carved into a mithan head blackened. Three figures of men are carved on each side, standing on a ledge, with a block in each hand hammering the gong. Their hair and girdles blackened. Two square holes one above the other are carved in the body at the mithan head end. Made by the brother of the Ang of Longkhai. Konyak, Wakching village
medium: artefacts
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
size:71cm x 10cm (deep)
ethnicgroup: Konyak
refnum: 5:226
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 9.1934
location: Wakching
form: gift
person: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
refnum: 1923.85.961
note: descriptions derived from original source material unless in square brackets or otherwise stated