The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: plan of Bala morung
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 1.5.1937
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: Later in the afternoon I went to the village and made a plan of the Bala. Already when I went up the girls from Liphung, Shankok's sister's clan, were sitting on the women's platform of the Thepong doing all kinds of handiwork. I stayed in the village for a long time, made the entire plan and then let Metlou show me and explain all the different kinds of baskets. At sunset Dzemang came from the fields with some young men. He no longer goes to the fields (110) with the girls of other morungs, that would be 'shorom' for him, only the very young boys do so.