The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook twelve

caption: gifts to 'great house'
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 9.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.3.1937-27.4.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (74) At certain occasions people give one hind-leg of a pig to the "great house" (dzei yong nok) of their clan eg. when they make a puja for illness, at house-building, when a pig is killed because it looks ill, but not at the time of Oulingbu and Ouniebu.
text: "Enbu ou wangba nok" the house which was first founded from the great house. This house receives one fore-leg of pigs killed by the "great house" at similar occasions. (75) This house shares the leg with all other "nanlikok's". This act is called "hankakmeipheu de bu". The "great house" pays fines for poor members of the clan.