The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: rebuilt Ao morung of Ungma
medium: notes
keywords: moatzu
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Ungma
date: 4.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 4:4
text: Ao - morung - Ungma.
text: In April 1947 about a month before the moatzu festival, one of the morungs was rebuilt. A new carved centre post was put up - 2 leopard cubs, and a leopardess & leopard - each animal 2 median lines and spots. At the erection a cow was killed - the blood was used for the spots - the lines marked with charcoal. 16 boys still sleep in the morung - at the moatzu they killed a cow.