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: the carving on Ang's house , with sexual and other motifs
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: I took a photograph of the carving. It consists of several groups of figures all cut out of the solid wood. Most prominent are two male figures in full ceremonial dress with oversized penis sticking out horizontally. The penis, incidentally, are made separately and inserted into the main carving. Above these are figures of monkeys. On the remaining panel there are figures of snakes and a copulating couple.