The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: visit by young men from Chintang
medium: diaries
person: Chinyang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Chingtang (Chintang)
date: 15.8.1936
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: One of the more than 4 metres long pounding boards in the central room had a big hole. When I commented about that Chinyang told me that this had happened last winter when the young men from Chintang visited the The-phong morung and danced all night long with the The-phong girls in the big room. I was very surprised about the information, but others agreed that for the ceremonial visit of young men from other villages the Wakching girls may enter their own morung in order to dance with the guests.