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: disinterring and cleaning heads at harvest festival and female dress
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Tuensang
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:33
text: The Chang custom of disinterring and cleaning the head at the Harvest Festival has now been given up by most Changs - except for a few villages near Tuensang. In the villages the women are usually naked above the waist - short skirt - knee length.