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: Yimchungr villages and clothing
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:7
text: Yimchungr. General impression - the villages in the main resemble Sema ones - the houses wander down the sloping sides of a hill - neither too close nor too far apart. The general absence of all art, tallies or decoration - no houses are carved - Y posts are rare - even the log-drum tends to have only a crude shapeless neck. A similar lack of gaiety in clothes - the women's dress a sombre black - the women move with stiff decorum. There is a solemnity about a Yimchungr village which I have never noticed in any village of other Nagas.
text: Men's cloth terracotta - cowrie circles - indigo cloaks.
text: Yimchungr hillside bare & dessicated - with only a few patches of forest - the barest landscape I saw.