The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: presents to Angs, rituals with rice
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 11.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (35) Wakching 11/8/1936
text: Informant: Dzeam-ang, Ang of Balang morung.
text: The morung Ang receives from every wild animal killed the head, - and of all animals sacrificed at morung gennas one hind leg.
text: There are morung genna in the month of Lia - in front of the morung one mithan and one pig, - they must be of different sex, - are killed, - and one cock is killed in the morung.
text: Then from the fields some rice, some millet, some taro etc. are taken and put within the little fence near the morung.
text: (36)[konyak]
text: (37) The latter refers to a large flat stone near Kongan and on this every year rice plants grow, presumably from grains brought by birds, - the rice comes from under the wings of birds.
text: 1. The rice may come out of their split toes, (the rice which they have eaten in the fields!)