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 Cheswejumi
caption: Y posts
medium: tours
keywords: Zhatho feast
ethnicgroup: Angami <Eastern
location: Cheswezumi (Cheswejumi)
date: 17.1.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: Besides the carvings which form a permanent part of the house structure, a few houses contain serrated poles and Y shaped posts. These poles are 5 to 8 feet high and are marked by corrugated incisions on one or more of their sides. The Y shaped posts have a pair of breasts on each of their forks.