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 new gate
medium: notes
person: Puchatsuma khelTsotonoma khelDufutsuma khel
location: Kohima Zhakhama (Jakhama)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 12:45
text: Puchatsuma will go to Jakhama
text: Tsotonoma - bring gate
text: Dafutsuma - rice pounder.
text: The gate will be left near the door - but secluded from women and strangers - left there for a day or two then on a suitable lunar date the carving will be done.
text: Dragged on a 'holy' day - seventh day of lunar month is forbidden for gennas therefore had to be 8th