The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: a different shaped morung, strange carvings of animals
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 6.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: This morung is different both from the Punkhung and the Wakching morungs. The roof goes far down all around and on the open front it rests on carved posts. One has to bend down to enter and then finds oneself in a big hall where apparently the major activities of life in the morung take place. The carvings on the main posts and beams are not of the usual type. On the main post there are two figures, a man standing who with his hand touches the genital parts of the woman standing next to him