The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: dancing between morungs and gifts
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 13.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (98) When the Thepong and Aukheang women who had married Balang,
text: Bala and Angban men came to dance in the Thepong morung, the Thepong men gave them:
text: 3 pigs (to each morung one) 80 chickens.
text: The pigs were killed the next day by the men of the respective morungs. Also Thepong and Aukheang women from Tanhai, Chingtang and Wanching had come a few days ago and brought some madhu and some chaul. They didn't dance, but received pigs and chickens: (99) Chingtang three pigs, Wanching two pigs and Tanhai one pig. [konyak].