The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook six

caption: dance visits and exchanges between morungs in Wakching and Wanching
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Wanching
date: 4.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.8.1936-26.10.1936
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The girls of the Bala morung go in the cold season to Wanching to dance with the boys of the Balang, Bala and Totang morung. They stay there for one night. Several days before they meet on the way to arrange things and agree on a day. That day the girls bring a pig and the Wanching boys bring madhu. When they go to Wanching the girls are accompanied by some of their brothers. But they don't intermarry with the Wanching men. (67) Dzeam-ang thinks it a shame to marry Shiong girls because they have such narrow skirts.