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: field rest house carvings at Thenizumi
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami <Eastern
location: Thenizumi
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 15:6
text: E. Angami. The field rest house of Thenizumi is in a somewhat gloomy setting but has a new type of carving on its four panels. Three heads of mithan are represented as semi-circles resting on small rectangular blocks, while the top most head has a fringe curving outwards like a comb. I was told that this was a tami - the curving bunch of hair which a warrior attaches to his waist and which protrudes above his buttocks.