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: stone-bowled tobacco pipe
medium: notes
person: Namkiabuing/ of ImpoiHaichangnang
location: Mandu
date: 9.1944
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Nkeu-rup-pu-bung
text: Zemi stone-bowled tobacco pipe. From village Mandu, Manipur state. Collected Sept. 1944. cost Rs 2/-. Only one seen in 5 years.
text: Parts
text: Stone bowl : nkeu-li-peh A
text: water bowl (bamboo) : nkeu-rup-pu-bung B
text: mouth-piece : nkeu-bung-htim C
text: SKETCH
text: Namkiabuing of Impoi says that his ancestor left a stone pipe-bowl buried on the house site when the old site was abandoned. It has not been recovered during reoccupation of the village, and the house-site is now unknown.
text: Haichangnang says he has seen one once before, in Guilong, when a young man; the only other specimen he has seen is my own. The type is obsolete in North Cachar Hills area.