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: headman at Sangsoma
medium: diaries
location: Sangsomo (Sangsoma)
date: 7.11.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: At Sangsoma the headman was a vivid figure in scarlet, black and white. He wore great elephant-tusk bracelets, shell and boars' tusk necklaces. He had a black cloth embroidered with small men in cowries. He had a scarlet dao belt with dangling scarlet tassels and scarlet baldricks also embroidered with cowrie men. He was a witty wirey little man and there was a great deal of backchat as soon as he joined the party.