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: dancing at Ungma
medium: notes
keywords: moatzu
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Chuchu Yimlang (Chuchu Imlong) Ungma
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 14:15
text: Ao dancing.
text: Ungma - a line of girls advancing and retreating from a line of boys.
text: Only at moatzu festival. Warrior's dress - holding spears or daos
text: a. a long line jerking forward to a slow chant - celebrating warriors.
text: b. holding hands and springing sideways.
text: c. one end stationary, flexing the knees while the other end starts to loosen out.
text: d. the line winding in on itself SKETCH
text: e. the line a large circle - then gradually closes in on itself - until a tightly packed herd in the centre - spears held aloft - concludes with wild cries. f. SKETCH