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And there’s a museum for Naga antiquities called ‘museum’

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 05, 2018 12:04 am
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Visitors try out a wooden cart at the ‘Museum,’ which is a feature of the Traditional Evening Park, at Kigwema in Kohima. (EM Images)

Kohima, Dec. 4: Feeling bored? Let us break the monotony of the contemporary world and leap back into the past to a stall named simply ‘museum’ at the Traditional Evening Park, at Kigwema in Kohima.
The museum displays an assortment of items that were used apparently in the olden days. Some were even claimed to be over 100 years old. Among the items are a steel-tipped spear; and a shield made from the hide of a rhino. It is claimed to be over 100 years old.
It was said to have been used by Angami warriors during the headhunting era.
Another item is ‘lekü,’ a water vessel said to have been made from the dried skin of a wax gourd. It was claimed to be over 60 years old. It was informed that Naga forefathers carried wine or water in it. There is also a wooden cart called ‘lheto gari.’ Lheto is Angami for a type of wood while ‘gari’ is Hindi for vehicle.
There are also a variety of tableware, basket, bed, and shawls etc., on display. Some members at the museum will assist you in telling the stories behind it. For the sake of satisfaction, try giving it a visit.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 05, 2018 12:04:27 am