The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: ceremonies for entrance of boys into morung
medium: diaries
person: ShankokPuknei
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 22.10.1936
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: I then also took pictures of the preparation of the costume but in addition I also was told by Shankok that today and tomorrow were the ceremonies for the entrance of about eight year old boys into the The-pong, (153) his brother Puknei among them. Yesterday already on the sixth day after the new moon the boys and girls of the morung had fetched jungle herbs and the soft inner core of wild banana stalks as at this feast too it was prescribed to eat these wild plants.