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 women's clothes
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Khonoma
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 14:1
text: Sema - girls and women - the bead over-skirt bought from Khonoma traders who buy the beads in Calcutta - worn by being pulled on over the head and down the torso and over the hips - they then catch on the buttocks - to take off the girl works them down over her bottom and then steps out of them. Stresses the round curves, the median line and even hints at the groin.