The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Twenty-three. The Spring Festival
caption: singing and dancing of men in procession in Spring Festival
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Singing and dancing, the crowd of men leave the morung at the farthest end of the village and pass along the narrow streets till they reach the chief's house, and soon the open place is thronged with singing crowds. Dao flash high in the air, voices are raised, and the song swells forth, breaking at the climax into harsh, uncanny yells.