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 Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba
caption: graves at Chungtia
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Chungtia
date: 11.2.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: At Chungtia there is a long line of graves beside the village path. The graves of women are intermixed with those of men and all of them irrespective of sex, have little thread square symbols. Unlike those at Mongsenyimti which had hollow centres, all those symbols were completely woven. On certain graves model shields were standing and each was painted with the same kind of circle as on the painted boards. SKETCH