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: log-drums at Anangba and Lirisu
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Anangba Lirisu
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:15
text: Sangtam - log-drum - Anangba.
text: With open end and slim projecting beak. cf. Kalyo Kengyu.
text: SKETCH
text: Shed with a plain centre pillar - 2 lines of basket heads dangling from the roof - 'number of warriors in the village'. In middle a piece of wood roughly shaped like 3 heads = actual skulls taken. A wooden mithan's head deposited by the pillar = 'an enemy's mithan killed on a raid'
text: log-drum. Lirisu.
text: Large long drum swelling up into a long neck with a face on the end. Plain centre post. 2 skulls surmounted by basket heads dangling from the post. The skulls - 1 woman, 1 man - Sema from Rikhuto in 1916. [Pukhove - See 'Naked Nagas' - taken by Chirongchu]. A wooden mithan's head 'to replace a mithan head captured from a Chang village'.