The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Aukheang morung perform final ceremony for head, feasting and dancing
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 17.1.1937
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: (175) Wakching 17/1/1937
text: Today the Aukheang morung is holding the final ceremony with the head brought in by me. It is the fifth day of the new moon and the name of this month is Taili. Custom does not necessarily prescribe that the ceremony is done on the fifth day but the 8th, 10th or 15th is just as suitable and indeed Angban, Thepong and Bala have decided on the 8th, Balang on the 15th.