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: Sangsoma headman's house
medium: notes
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:33
text: In Sangsoma - the headman's house had rows of pig's skulls on one side - and on the other and quite apart the skulls of wild animals - wild boars, deer and antelope. Before a hunt a fowl is offered in a black pot to the skulls of the wild animals - this is believed to obtain good hunting.