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 Litami
caption: women's dress
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Litami
date: 31.1.19471.2.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: Although the village is almost completely christian most women wear dull red skirts with black bands and the men still wear the red Sema apron with its black lines or patches. I noticed one girl in a red and black (52) skirt with rows of yellow beads clinging to her buttocks. A few women have blossomed into gaudier colours and shrieking pink blouses compete with excruciating maroons.