The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: Ang's special seat
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Zu-nyu
date: 31.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: If the Ang's son dies (or if he has no son by an Ang, first his brother, Tun-wang then his cousin (Kiwang's son) becomes Ang.
text: (137) The Ang has a special seat in his house - when he is present nobody may sit on it, - but if he is absent his brother may sit on it. His wife may never sit on it. But she has a seat of her own. His son may sit on it.
text: The Ang has also a seat in his morung, so have the Small Angs.
text: His field house is rather big.
text: The Ang feasts the village when his people go to his fields, and when they build his house.