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: use of enamel plates for decoration and leopard men
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:21
text: Yimchungr
text: The enamel plate - in vogue for about 30 years - from plains - salt - no more artificial than ivory armlets bought from Calcutta.
text: In case of Yimchungr leopard men, the personal soul ie. the soul which is in a man and is sometimes identified with his shadow, dwells in a particular leopard - ie. leaves the man and is in the leopard. In addition there is another soul which is in a leopard and tiger but is not expressly connected.