The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: feasts of merit
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Namsang
date: 20.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: notebook 7, p.126
text: In addition I find out that feasts of merit are still celebrated and that there are two levels. For the first, the Moha, a cow and a pig are slaughtered (compare p. 126 notebook 7) and the person who gives the feast gains the right to a roof with palm leaves cut off at the front. For the second one, the Mouin, two cows and two pigs are slaughtered as well as a female piglet. The ceremonies are the same otherwise. I have to check in the village tomorrow concerning the shape of roof.