The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letters from J.P. Mills to Henry Balfour

caption: Various types of dao
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ Henry
ethnicgroup: AoKonyakKhasi
location: Longsa Changki
date: 2.3.1926
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Mills Ms.
text: London
text: March 2nd 1926
text: My dear Balfour,
text: ...I think you have a milemnok - one of the old axe shaped daos kept as heirlooms. We saw one in Longsa, I think. Then there are the big broad dao, which Aos use as well as Konyaks, the Changki dao, the one from Khasi with a fish tail, and one dug up near Longsa. Would these be too many. If they are the best to leave ones are the dug up dao, and the hoad dao. You will see a few words on them in the 'weapon' part of the book. Have you been able to do anything about the Introduction?... Yours ever,
text: Philip Mills