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: Naga carving
medium: notes
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 7:2
text: Naga Carving. The great amount of social control. Each act of carving has a social purpose or is a social announcement - occasions for carving are very strictly regulated (mithan heads and gennas) (anyone who put them up without doing the gennas would be scorned and ridiculed - as pretending to be something he is not) - art not in the least degree individualistic - no decoration qua decoration - but with certain definite purposes (breasts - that there may be more children)