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: erection of a new gate at Kohima
medium: notes
keywords: fire
location: Kohima
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 2.1947
refnum: 12:30
text: Kohima. The new gate Feb. 1947. A huge tree had to be selected as it was taboo to put up a gate smaller than the old one - the new gate must be either the same size or, preferably, bigger.
text: October - annual worship of the gate? Bamboo stakes stuck in on all sides 'to keep out enemies'? 'to prevent fire' also sacrifice a fowl?