The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: the Ouliengbu or spring festival
caption: procession and dancing
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 23.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Early in the afternoon we went into the village again. The young men and boys of the Angban are just then dancing in front of their morung, slowly walking around in a circle, but after a while (77) they interrupted the dance and withdrew to their morung, as then men of the Thepong were coming from the direction of the Balang in a long procession and carrying on a solemn chant