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 Meroma
caption: village gates
medium: tours
location: Merema (Meroma)
date: 10.1.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: The gate of the first unit (the Horotsuma group) has a row of breasts at the bottom and next to a somewhat ambiguous form an ear of paddy has been scratched. The gate was made over twenty years ago.
text: The other gate is also very old and is a remarkable departure from the standard pattern. Instead of a warrior there are two mithan inside the great horns and the warrior is relegated to the top left hand corner.