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: An Ao artist
medium: diaries
person: Yangpi Khopa/ of Longsa
ethnicgroup: Ao
date: 29.11.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Wed. Nov. 29th.
text: I packed specimens all the morning. I photo'd Yangpi Khopa, the Ao artist of Longsa, who executes the designs on white bands for decorating cloths. He had brought me one of the finished bands & also his bamboo pot of pigment & stilus with which the designs are drawn upon the white cloth.