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: morung carvings
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Punkhung
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 4:19
text: Punkhung (Konyak). None of the morungs have human figures. 'We used to carve them. Then all the morung boys began to die. So we took the carvings out and threw them away. Since then we do not carve boys and girls'.