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 head tallies
medium: notes
person: Ang-mung/ of Aopao
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shengha Longkhai Mon Aopao
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 4:26
text: Konyak.
text: Wooden tally for wearing in the hair - bought from the Ang of Shengha for 2 Rs. His own personal tally (26 heads) - each man carves his own.
text: Wooden head for hanging round the neck - usually carved by the warrior himself but sometimes by village carvers -
text: Longkhai - the SKETCH
text: Mon - SKETCH
text: Longkhai - the coloured ones.
text: Dance doll - presented to me by Ang-mung of Aopao - each warrior carves his own - a tally of heads - worn at the head-taking dance.