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: grave effigies
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chinglong (Chinlong) Chingtang (Chintang)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 9:11
text: Konyak. Chintong (Chinlong?). Grave effigies - only for unmarried boys or unmarried girls. If a boy, the boys of his group in the morung - the members of his working party put it up. If a girl, the boys of the morung entitled to go with girls of her morung. Married men and women do not get effigies.