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: Methods of weaving and spinning
medium: diaries
person: Nikrihu/ of Jotsoma
location: Kohima
date: 21.9.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Thurs. 21st
text: Went with Nikrihu round to the E. side of KOHIMA native village, & entered by the E. gate, which I photo'd & sketched. Saw an old woman weaving plain cotton cloth, & another spinning (spindle resting on the ground & spun by rolling along the thigh in the universal Naga manner). The spindle is rotated between the fingers to roll up the spun thread.
text: In the evening I walked round the 'Ladies Mile' and back.