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
medium: notes
person: Ayunglongre khel
location: Chongtore
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:42
text: Ayunglongre khel of Chongtore.
text: Log drum in a shed with a very thick thatch - a piece of wood like a 'clothes-hanger' = '2 hornbills' beaks' is for suspending skulls (all fallen). A wooden fish with scales in black hanging up 'so that when we fish the drum will give us a good catch' - + a wooden fish's tail hanging up - a thin neck and face.