The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Wakching head receiving rituals
caption: beating gongs at Thepong morung
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.12.1936
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: At the Thepong morung where I first went (89) I was immediately greeted by a concert. Several gongs of different sizes were hanging on the small platform next to the morung and some boys were entertaining themselves with beating them, either leaving them hanging on the pole or were taking them into their hands. The morung itself has hardly changed as the most important posts with the carvings have remained. Only some posts have been changed but the entire roof with long and cross beams has been rebuilt.