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: Pala morung, Wakching
medium: notes
person: Pala morung
location: Wakching
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 4:38
text: 2. Pala morung.
text: Central post - boy and girl - boy with long penis, girl with swollen vagina - standing side by side facing outward.
text: Cross-board - a woman with a massive rump sitting sideways and holding a baby, looking out across the frontal space. Set of hornbills in black, white and red on either side.
text: On either side of the main pillar - 2 serrated pillars with globular forms - not identified by the Konyaks - 'for beauty'.
text: Entrance hall - inner wall - centre post - 2 soldiers, a tiger descending on them -
text: left side - a wooden plaque tied to the bamboo partition fence - a boy and girl facing each other - a hand on each other's waist - the boy an erect organ, the girl an enlarged vagina.
text: Back room - frieze with hornbills - man, woman, man with gun.
text: Centre post - 2 mithan heads.