The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: beating drums in preparation for re-building morung
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 21.10.1936
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: While the old women are squatting down in the morung drinking tea and chewing betel, the younger ones in the mean time beat the drum, first the The-pong then the Oukheang as the The-pong and Oukheang are "like brothers". They do this with almost as much skill as the boys. One of the women has milk running out of her full breasts as she moves furiously.