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: Sema waist bands
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sema
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 11:6
text: Sema waist bands of honour - black and red to symbolise flames and smoke of burning villages - black hair = smoke, red = flames.