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: Walk to and description of Mozema: bead-work, graves; Jotsoma: khel defenses, village gates
medium: diaries
person: Hutton/ J.H.Thekronoma khel/ Jotsoma
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Khonoma Mezema (Mozema) Jotsoma Dimapur Kohima
date: 19.9.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Tues. Sept. 19th
text: A very strenuous day. We walked through KHONOMA village, down an interminable flight of extremely irregular stone steps into the valley; across the terraced paddy-fields, very rough & slippery going; sometimes wading along irrigation-streams ankle-deep. Crossed a light bamboo bridge over a stream & crawled up a very steep & rough mountain-side to MOZEMA village (3.5 miles). A good-sized, scattered Angami village. I photo'd one of the village doors. The village resembled other typical Angami villages, & lies along a ridge. There are many elaborate sitting- out places, some with trilithon