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: gate at Jotsoma, Tseyama khel
medium: notes
person: Tseyama khel
location: Jotsoma
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 12:8
text: Jotsoma. Tseyama (on outskirts of village).
text: SKETCH
text: Colours: dull madder - head and neck of warrior, head in his hand.
text: black - 2 little mithans at bottom, houses, gun, handles of spear, eyebrows, chins and tops of the 5 heads.
text: white - the 2 staring white suns, the blades of the spears, headdress, white band across chest.
text: The white discs and spears shriek from the gate. The main mithan horns are natural colour - carved in flaring upsurging lines like a flame - the dull brown is bleached in places.