The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: Dimasa village with morung
medium: diaries
person: Doalagupu/ Mr.
ethnicgroup: Dimasa
location: Waphu (Bara Wapu)
date: 14.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: (30)
text: Haflong, 14th August
text: I had expressed the wish to see a Dimasa village, and Mr. Doalagupu took us to Bara Wapu, a village on the way to Mahur which we had passed yesterday on our way to Mahur. The track leads right into the village. There is one morung in the middle. It is a large thatched building externally not very different from dwelling houses except for a large log, about as big as a Naga log-drum, which lies in front of the door and entire front of the building. - Inside is a large empty hall with benches and some drums hanging from the ceiling. There was no one inside or about. The dwelling houses have large plaited windscreens concealing the open verandahs. They must be useful to keep out driving rain.