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: skull urns or cists
medium: notes
keywords: bihu
location: Wanching
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 9:10.
text: Wanching. A new urn in a morung. When the head is taken from the corpse, it is put in the urn and taken out to the forest, away from the body. The head is turned away from the village but for 3 bihus the skull is given food.