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 Khonoma village, Chatouma clan of Thevoma khel
medium: notes
person: Chatouma clanThevoma khelThepfuketsoDorhiwheDorkhenyu
location: Khonoma
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 12:12
seealso: Hutton, Angami Nagas, 212
text: Khonoma. second gate. Chatouma clan of Thevoma Khel made 11-5-1936
text: SKETCH
text: background red lead, white and black - chiselled out - with chisel and hammer - 10 men did the carving jointly in one day - not with a dao (Hutton 212). Outline done in charcoal - Thepfuketso, Dorhiwhe and Dorkhenyu did the charcoal outline - in the village only some Nagas know carving work - these are put to do it - a single solid piece from one tree - the old gate got damaged when a nearby house caught fire - so a new gate had to be made - 8' by 5' - a big feast is necessary - get details - the new gate carved on the same pattern as the old - the old forms part of the wall.
text: All the gates are to the same pattern irrespective of the 3 Khels.