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: Morungs, xylophones, stamping-boards, dancing-floors and houses at Tamlu
medium: diaries
person: Bailey/ DrMills/ J.P.Wong/ of Tamlu
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Merangkong Tamlu Kanching (Chota-Kanching) Yongyimti (Yongiemdi)
date: 11.11.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Sat. Nov. 11th.
text: Said goodbye to Dr. Bailey who had been most kind in coming such a long way to see me. Mills & I left Merangkong for Tamlu (8 miles). I rode all the way. On the way we stopped at Chota-Kanching, a Konyak village, about half-way to Tamlu. I sketched a xylophone in a morung & noted a very fine monoxylic stamping-board, 11.5 yds long, 3 ft. wide & 1.5 ft. deep,