The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: house carving
medium: notes
keywords: warrior
person: Bazu
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Pfutsero
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 15:2
text: E. Angami, Pfutsero. In the house of Bazu - gaonbura has 10 heads carved on a panel + carved mithan heads + 4 carved deers' heads (antlered), a tally of men killed and deer slain by his grandfather. Another house with a warrior's shield resting against its panels - the shield with 5 fur heads on it - eyes and mouth of cotton wool - insignia for a great warrior.