The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript 'Journey to Nagaland', by Mildred Archer. An account of six months spent in the Naga Hills in 1947

caption: visit to Kotsenyu
caption: trip to Kohima
caption: houses and morung carvings
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Rengma
location: Kotsenyu
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: Some of the houses proclaimed the wealth and status of their owners with a semi-circular porch and eave, others with carved posts and proud house-horns. The morungs in particular were well cared for, the sign of a vigorous village life. Tigers, heads, mithan horns and warriors proclaimed the valour of its men on the posts and under the eaves, bamboo swallow-tails swung and tinkled in the wind.