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: huge wooden carving on Ang's house
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Sangnyu (Shangnyu)
date: 27.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: The most outstanding feature of the Ang's house however is an enormous carving cut out of a panel which forms part of the division between (55) living quarters and open hall. It is said to be as old as the village - the Ang's house. It is certainly the largest carving I have seen in any Naga house and the tree from which the block of wood was cut must have been gigantic.