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: Konyak carvings, girls and rice pounders
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 4:17
text: Konyak carving no relation to the actual human form. Girls - lithe round bodies - not at all flaby - little broad hips - no attempt to depict the slip or to mould the breasts or round the buttocks.
text: The great rice pounder - 20 feet long - 3 girls stand on either side - 2 pounding into the same hole with amazing speed and dexterity - scooping the husked rice - feeding the hole - their waists darting in and out as they lift the heavy pounders.