The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: song at the dragging in of a drum
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 3.6.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (185) Song at the dragging in of a drum: [konyak]. (186) When the Bala cuts a drum the Benba does the first stroke. The Benba of the Bala is a Thepong man, Dang-wem of Wem-nok clan. He receives a piece of the back of the sacrificial animal which he kills. (187) When the Balang or Bala is rebuilt two buffaloes are killed.