manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three
|caption:||notes on Chongwe clans and rituals|
|text:||(19) Wakching 7/8/1936|
|text:||Chong-we, Longmien, Shoa, Nongching.|
|text:||Chong-we has an Ang-ha-ba Ang, his name is Cha-wong, his wife: Niou-pei, of his own village.|
In Chongwe are six morungs: |
4. Ban-ha (the Ang's morung)
|text:||There are no morung Angs.|
|text:||They call Ghawang and Gashi like Wakching.|
|text:||(20) In front of the morungs are no stones like in Wakching.|
|text:||The heads remain for one month in the morungs, then they are taken into the head-taker's house.|
|text:||When a head is brought in chillies are put into his eyes and his mouth, to make him blind.|
|text:||Their own dead are first put on platforms and the heads then buried. Every clan has a separate cemetery, the heads of women are buried near those of their husbands.|
|text:||(21) The Ang receives the head and one hind leg of each animal killed in hunting, - he receives no tribute in rice, and the people do not work on his fields. His house is built by the Hung-tok morung, not by his own, Ban-ha.|
|text:||When a man of the Hung-tok or of Shai-geang morung kill a mithan or a pig, he gives the head and one leg to the Ang. The Ang house is between the two morungs. The other three morungs give no part of the mithan to the Ang.|
(22) Ban-ha, Hung-tok and Shai-geang don't intermarry. All these three morungs intermarry with Mulieng, Won-ban and Wak-ban. |
Mulieng and Wak-ban do not intermarry.
Banha and Won-ban intermarry.
Banha and Wak-ban intermarry.
Won-ban and Wak-ban do not intermarry.
|text:||All clans are monogamous - even the Ang-ha-ba people, - Ang-ha-ba men marry sometimes girls of other villages.|
(23) At weddings first the bride's father gives a spear to the boy's parents. Then the boy's father (or the boy) give to the girl's father a dao, cloths, ivory-armlets, layas etc. |
|text:||In 1. the jungle is cut down and burned, pigs are killed in the fields.|
|text:||In 2. the rice is already 10 inches high.|
|text:||In 3. the rice is a little higher, this is a small feast.|
|text:||(24) In 4. the ears of the rice come out, - no animals are killed, the old men drink madhu in the fields.|
|text:||In 5. the rice harvest begins, chickens are killed in the house and people drink madhu in their houses.|