The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: different house shapes in Wanching ; carvings on Ang's house
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 3.5.1937
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: During the stroll through the village I noticed how different the house shapes are. Unlike in Wakching not all houses have a low roof which is curved in front, but some are open at the front and project like a morung. In some houses this open gable is then covered again by a slanting wall similar to what I have seen in Namsang. The Ang's house finally (118) has a front just like a morung with carved posts painted red, white and black. A huge post in the shape of an elephant's head stands in the front hall