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: Wakching morung carvings
medium: notes
person: Palang morungOukeang morung
location: Wakching
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 4:38
text: Wakching morungs - carvings on 1. pillars. 2. cross-boards. 3. the sides and ends of the huge low benches - usually 'crescent moons' 'circles' 'gongs (laya)'.
text: In Palang morung - the ends elaborately carved with hornbills. In the centre of the 'half moons' and 'circles' incised human figures in very low relief or rectangles filled with 'diamond lozenges'.
text: Oukeang morung. The Angami 'skirt' pattern with lozenges incised between the lines. SKETCH