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
caption: pigs heads at the genna place
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: After all heads have been treated this way, Yonglong and the whole group of young men and boys go to the "Big House" of the Khoknokhu (181) in front of which there is a natural stone block which serves as a genna place for the entire morung. On this stone are piled up the jaws fastened between bamboo sticks of all of the pigs sacrificed yesterday, but also those which had been killed over the last years on the occasion of the boys' initiation.