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: augury with chicken entrails; head dance
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: Yonglong now takes a small chick, cuts open its beak and sprinkles the blood onto the pigs' jaws. Then the boys form a circle around the pile and throw rice on it while again calling: "He, He, He, Ha, Ha, Ha". Then Yonglong performs an augury on the chickens' entrails