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: Sangtam warriors' dress
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: SangtamAngami
location: Phire-Ahire (Phire) Irrawaddy river
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:11
text: Sangtam.
text: Warriors' cane helmet is red & yellow (cf. Angami leggings with similar decorations)
text: SKETCH
text: 2 goats' hair plumes = 2 heads taken (presented with one from Phire).
text: Ear ornaments - a white china-like shell with black dots round the concave edges & a dotted pattern
text: SKETCH
text: Shell from the Irrawaddy River - Burma side.
text: Sangtams who have not been in the first 4 wear a plain white shell with no black dots or eyes and no red tuft.