The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: style of morung roofs in Tamlu
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
date: 18.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (88) Tamlu
text: The Tanghaba morung was at first built in the same style as the Wakching morungs. But many men of the morung died. Then an omen was taken and it was said that the men wouldn't die any more if they built the morung in the style of a Wakching house (ie. in the style of Namsang morung). Thus the Tanghaba morung has now a roof coming down over the front. The morungs of Kamahu, Tangsa, Yungya, Totok, Chongwe, Chen (?) are like the Wakching morungs.