The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook five

caption: funeral customs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 3.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 25.8.1936-5.5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (55) Wanching 3/5/1937
text: Funeral customs:
text: The coffins of Ang-wan-bu people (men and women) have four and three carved ends - the men of the "Great houses" of the clan have four. The people of the Ben clans have only one carved end.
text: Men who died apothia are disposed on bamboo biers.
text: The village Ang's coffin has four or five ends of the same form as the others.
text: (56) In the Bala there is a morung Ang of Ang-wan-hu clan. For the Balang and Totang the Great Ang acts as morung Ang. In the Dzing-shi morung is one morung Ang of Ang-wan-hu clan.