The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: undecorated morungs and huge slit drums in Panso
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Panso
date: 4.12.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The morungs are higher than the domestic house and their roofs rise towards the front, however carvings I saw nowhere, even the big central post is completely undecorated. They hold the huge wooden drums which are an exaggeration of the type known to us from Pangsha and Noklok. Neither Mills nor I have ever seen such huge slit drums (SKETCH