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 Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang
caption: Phom carving
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: AoPhom
location: Mongnyu
date: 8.2.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: In a gaonbura's house I came across my first examples of Phom carving. The gaonbura had got them from Mongnyu, a Phom village 20 miles to the north-east. They consisted of decorated pipes, a head-taker's chest ornament, and a dao holder carved with figures of two men.