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: feasts of merit
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Satami (Sathami) Lizotomi (Lizitomi)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 14:3
text: Sema - Lizitomi.
text: The last 6 feasts of merit are accompanied by dancing - the donor kills pig, cattle or mithan, feasts the village. All the men dance and the younger women stand by the huge rice pounders and husk the rice - as they husk they sing songs - wedding songs.
text: At Lizitomi house horns with tigers SKETCH.
text: At Sathami, a headman's house - centre porch pillar - 3 breasts.