The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

sketches by Henry Balfour, 1922

caption: casting half-round brass rod for making armlet, Konyak, Wakching village
medium: sketches
location: Wakching
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 16.11.1922
note: documentation based on original source information unless within square brackets
refnum: 01120-01121
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Balfour Ms. B3
Caption:Trough-like mould of green bamboo (split longitudinally) closed near the end with clay stops, and fixed in position on a stone slab with lumps of clay. Molten brass is poured into the mould from crucible.
Caption:2. The trough from above: aa = clay ends of stops; bb = clay steadying holders; c = section of mould.
Caption:3. Brass rod with semi-circular section, cast in the mould, ready for bending to form armlet.