The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letter from J.H. Hutton to Henry Balfour

caption: in New Delhi; jews harps
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ Henry
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 6.2.1930
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: J.P. Mills Box (not numbered)
text: New Delhi,
text: 6/2/1930
text: Dear Balfour,
text: I hope the fifth case, the one that got lost in the railway, turned up all right by the "Venice" and had not been looted.
text: I see from an old paper in the A.S.B. that Mikir, and some others, jews harps are said to be played two at a time the pair giving double notes, and that the Assamese use iron jews harps of their own manufacture. I will ask Mills if he can get specimens, but I rather doubt the double jews harps yarn though I know the Aos get them in pairs.
text: J.H. Hutton