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 houses
medium: notes
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:51
text: Sangtam houses.
text: 1. Broken cooking pots on top of house = a tally of heads.
text: 2. little carved birds on roof = wagtails (when a man has given a feast which involves a dance, wagtail bottom = a man dancing).
text: 3. SKETCH
text: 4. the fringe of thatch = the dewlap of the mithan