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 Yongyimti
caption: tour in Chang country
caption: women's dress
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Yongyimti
date: 20.10.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: As we rested, Chang girls toiled up to the village with threshed rice. Their dark brown conical baskets were full of yellow grain. As they struggled up the hill they intoned a rich and lilting chant. They wore bright blue and scarlet skirts woven with broken lines and chevrons. In their ears were mauve orchids and yellow cosmos. Their bodies were bare above the waist except for strings of scarlet beads and great circles of shell. With their fair and jolly faces they might have been first cousins of the Aos. (111)