The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letters from J.P. Mills to Henry Balfour

caption: Construction and playing of a Magh flute
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ Henry
ethnicgroup: Magh
location: Shillong
date: 7.6.1927
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Mills Ms.
text: Silchar,
text: Cachar,
text: Assam
text: June 7th 1927
text: My dear Balfour,
text: Just back from a very pleasant week in Shillong. I have got the information about the Magh flute with the extra hole. It is called BULVI. A piece of dry onion skin is stretched over the extra hole and fastened with wax so that it vibrates...
text: Yours ever,
text: J.P. Mills