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 Chezubama
caption: stone work and carving
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Angami <Eastern
location: Chezumi (Chezubama)
date: 19.1.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: Stone work in fact is characteristic of the village. Each Khel has a walled meeting place with stone seats.
text: Although there are six Khels and each is well defined the village gates are over-old and not a single one is new.
text: The village has however a fair number of mithan carvings and house horns, though Y posts are entirely absent. In their place, I noticed several courtyards with poles, like tall diagonals.