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: village gates as art
medium: notes
person: Puchatsuma khel
location: Kohima
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 12:27
text: Variations of colour - the exact locations of blacks and whites (eg. Kohima, Puchatsuma - mithan horns - half black half white. The posing of the warriors etc. all these due to an art instinct.
text: Many Khels have 2 or 3 gates. Each is a vital 'ghostly' relation to the Khel - not one but several points of village vulnerability not merely physically but 'spiritually'.