The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: marriage prices
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 21.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The Ang has also three Ben wives (at present). For these he gave no marriage price at all. Great Angs never do for their Ben wives, but small Angs do. His brothers paid for their Ben wives.
text: The Ben people give to the Ang free labour but no tribute in the form of rice.
text: (182) Today the young men built a platform above the slope in front of the Ang's house. The Wang-ban and Dzing-wun men built the posts and the horizontal beams and the Lamun men brought mats and put them on top of the platform.