The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: carvings on morungs and houses, animal motifs
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
date: 13.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: We reached the bungalow at quarter past four. Tamlu is a big and typical Konyak village with four morungs called Ung-bang, Dangha-bang, Tangsa-bang and Menghan-bang. Many house fronts are decorated with carved mithan heads and wooden forked posts stand in front of numerous houses. Because the light of the low evening sun was very favourable I went to photograph the carvings of the morungs before and after tea. The chowkidar accompanied me. He is a friendly old man (film 17 no 30)