The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: to Kharasom; miniature house for soul
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Tangkhul
location: Gariphema (Gaziphemi) Kharasom
date: 25.2.1935-26.2.1935
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 21.2.1935-26.3.1935
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 25th. To Gaziphemi. - In the Manipur State not more than 6 or 7 miles, but down three thousand feet in the first half and up the same again in the second.
text: 26th. To Kharasom. - About 9 miles - down to the river and up again. A small Tangkhul village which appeared unusually poor. The Tangkhuls bury their dead inside the house but put up a cenotaph on the path and just outside the village was a new one with a beautifully made miniature house complete with house horns and genna poles, for the soul to live in together with the usual accompaniment of deer, tiger, pig and prisoners of war, and a miniature menhir.