The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - 'Diary of a Tour in the Naga Hills, 1922-1923' by Henry Balfour

caption: Drying of grain; purchase of native items; village doors
medium: diaries
person: Wright/ CaptWright/ Mrs
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Kohima
date: 16.9.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Sat. Sept. 16
text: Spent the morning in the Angami village photographing. The natives were very busy drying rice & millet on large mats spread out in the sun. I purchased a woman's loin-cloth, a pair of dance-baldrics (worn over the shoulders & crossing diagonally) & a pair of ear-ornaments for 18.25 Rupees. I left the village by a different gate with very heavy carved door, cut out of a single tree-trunk of huge size (I sketched this)