The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947

caption: visit to Khonoma
caption: stone circle
medium: tours
keywords: Kemova
location: Khonoma
date: 31.12.1946
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: A most impressive feature of the village is the great stone circle which marks the grave of the first director of the village ceremonies, the Kemova. This is illustrated in the 'Naked Nagas' and is the scene of some of the great ritual dances.
text: Apart from the great carved gates, there is no other form of carving in the village.
text: None of the houses have 'horns' and nothing is carved on the frontal planks.