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: gates at Phek village
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami <Eastern
location: Phek
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 12:16
text: E. Angami. Phek. Gates:
text: 1. a mithan's head = an enemy mithan captured and killed.
text: 2. a man with nothing in his hands incised on the gate = a captured enemy.
text: 3. a tiger incised on the gate = a tiger killed by the Khel
text: 4. heads = a tally of warriors in the Khel (head-takers - one for each warrior)
text: The gate is a diagram summarising the Khels prowess.