The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: decorations of morungs
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: To the back of the Ang house there is a girls' morung for the two Ang clans but it has separate hearth stones and sleeping arrangements. Next to the Dzing-shi morung there is a platform built of stone and continuing from it another one of bamboo. At the back of the morung the foundation under the poles also is supported by stones. The Wanching morungs also partly have carved mithan and cattle skulls. The men of the Dzing-shi and Panglo do not wear lengtas and the three other morungs prohibit them to put any on.