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 horns
medium: notes
person: Rudai
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 15:15
text: House 'horns' are described as 'mithan horns' and the holes as 'eyes'. The latter are designed to give the wind passage as otherwise the horns would rock and flap in any gale. Very great village variations re when a man is killed to put them up.
text: In Rudai's village house horns are allowed only after the stone- dragging genna.