The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: carvings on stamping boards
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chingtang (Chintang)
date: 28.10.1936
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
seealso: notebook 9 p.10
text: A long, especially wide, stamping board is already put in front of the morung one step below the usual one, placed behind the frontal posts. On the front of this first stamping board there is a remarkable representation of two frogs turned away from each other. One is just about to swallow the moon while the still full circle of the moon stands in front of the other's head (see notebook 9 p. 10).