The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook ten

caption: help in rebuilding morung
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 1.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.2.1937-11.4.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: When one of the two morungs [is] rebuilt, the men of the other morung help and the women of the other morung bring rice and madhu. They may enter the morung and give to eat to the men but they don't eat with them. The night before the Ashoi-bu (first day of Oyabu) all the young women and girls of the village first dance in the [] morung and then in the [] morung. (39) The Longba digs two holes, then he throws a few small bamboo sticks into one of them and says: [konyak].