The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

miscellaneous papers, notebooks and letters on Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower, 1937-1947

caption: artefacts collected by Ursula Graham Bower
caption: married woman's walking stick
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Tangkhul
location: Ngapum
date: 15.2.1940
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: 3) "Theithing" - Tangkhul married woman's walking stick. Given to a girl by her parents; husband gives Rs100 to girl's parents, who purchase bracelets, necklace, cloths etc. for her, & the walking stick. After marriage, in times of financial stress, it is sometimes sold.
text: From Ngapum village. The metal is from Burma; Ukhrul also does this work but they use Manipur metal which is considered inferior. Price Rs 2. 15/2/40. Ref. no. TW1.