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 depicting mithan
medium: notes
keywords: zhatho genna
person: ThepfuseuKhulazu/ of Pasami
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Cheswezumi (Cheswejumi)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 15:14
text: E. Angami, Cheswejumi.
text: Mithan variations. SKETCH.
text: house - great spreading horns. Size modulated 8 in one panel - posed exactly right - interfusing lines - Khulazu of Pasami did the carvings - the panel felled in Pasami - paid Rs 50 - Khulazu has done other carvings - suave finish.
text: Wooden heads on front panel are relics from head-hunting days - not badges of gennas.
text: No fixed rule that the householder himself must do the carvings personally.
text: (SKETCH.
text: The notched pole rests in 2 forked poles and the heads remain on the poles for 5 days inside house then 6 days outside.