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 Tseminyu and Tesophenyu
caption: morungs with house horns and carved pillar at Tesophenyu
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Rengma <Western
location: Tesophenyu
date: 26.1.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: Besides these private houses all the morungs have massive pillars with carved heads and mithans, and in one which has only recently been repaired, house-horns in new wood have also been tied to the thatch.
text: When a pillar is installed, whether by a village or a private person, the tree is first cut and carved in the forest and after that is dragged to its site by all the boys and men.