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: Tangkhul spear
medium: notes
location: Nungha (Nunghar)
date: 15.2.1940
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: 5) "Kachei" - Tangkhul spear; ordinary model, rather battered. From Nunghar village. Spears are also made in Ukhrul and Chingjaroi (Swemi). 15/2/40. Ref. no. TM3.
text: Wood of shaft is called in Tangkhul "Vanthang"; informant did not know name in Manipur.
text: Spear-head = kachei (pronounced katsei, as near as no matter) shaft = cheipho (pron. Dzeipu)
text: butt = zeimacho