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: 12:9
text: Jotsoma. Tseyama (just below the fort) Model roughly the same as the gate on the outskirts -
text: dull madder - heads, warrior's head, outer rim of sun and moon.
text: black - kilt of woman, gun.
text: white - headdress, mithans horns (now worn off)
text: Heads and warrior all have cotton in the ears - the woman has red string in the ear.
text: Explanation given in the village - the rounded forms at the bottom, paddy baskets, 'so that the harvest may be rich'. Mithan 'that the cattle may increase'. Warrior 'that the village may be full of braves'. Sun and moon with paddy plants within their discs SKETCH
text: Bridge has three mithan heads of the standard pattern incised on its flooring.