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: dragging in a new village gate
medium: notes
keywords: genna
person: Tsotonoma khel
location: Kohima
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 12:40
text: The gate hewn high upon the mountain - then roughly shaped - the huge mithan horns were cut to pattern - then dragged down to the road - here it was hidden under bushes, thorns and barbed wire - in fact completely concealed - and no one not knowing it was there would have seen it - ie. left in a vulnerable spot but protected from accidental desecration or polution. Genna to touch any of the thorns or bushes.