The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: platform for young men
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 4.5.1937
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: A platform with tall bamboo poles stands above a descent with its four corners reaching up into the sky. This platform is not for the girls as is a similar one in Wakching, but for the young men of the Pandzong morung (126) who had built it. Here they rest on their way home from the fields and sing with the girls of the Dzing-shi morung. The path then continues slightly moving up and down along a ridge. Beyond the Dikhu one sees Nian and Yungya lying close by. Finally it goes down again more steeply and after a short stretch of tall forest we come to the fields of Chingphoi.