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: funeral rituals and memorials to the dead
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan (Kongon)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 9:19
text: Konyak. Kongon. grave effigies. No effigies - the dead exposed in platforms in open coffins roofed with palm leaves - a row of coffins with twin hornbills carved on the lid - in a separate place bamboo structures as memorial - with chillies, plantains and the impedimenta of the dead - wooden model of spears, daos etc. - by the path - (nothing for soul-substance to leak into)