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
location: Mon
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 9:20
text: Mon. gaonbura of Mon. Figures in pairs in little shed - only big men get it - cloths - never women - no Konyak custom of putting up effigies for women - no effigies for enemies killed by them.
text: 'We do it out of respect for the dead so that his name may long remain'
text: 'We dress him in his clothes so that all may know him'
text: 'To lessen sorrow'.