The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947

caption: pipe smoking
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Mongsenyimti
date: 6.2.1947-7.2.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: (57) A feature of all the Aos this side is pipe smoking. Almost every one has a pipe - old women, young girls, adult men, small boys. The pipes are of three kinds. A metal one with a slim conical bowl, a bamboo one - the pipe consisting of a bamboo section fitted with a stalk - and a more elaborate type with a wooden base for water and a curving stem.