The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: ceremonial excursions of girls to other villages
medium: diaries
person: Dzem-ang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.9.19362.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: notebook 6 p. 66ff.
text: (4) During an evening walk through the village the light was splendid. I also heard from Dzem-ang who I found in front of the Bala morung busy with the weaving of a side wall for his rice granary, that girls too undertake ceremonial excursions to other villages. Thus the Bala girls visit the boys of the Balang, Totang and Bala morung of Wanching and dance with them for one night.