The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: banyan tree, look-out at entrance to village
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York22:2
text: At the entrance to the village a large banyan tree stretched its branches across the path, and passing under this natural porch one found oneself in a large open space. To one side stood a bachelors' hall ( morung) and from this large building a gangway on bamboo poles led to a lookout in the high branches. In the days of head-hunting, sentries posted at this vantage point could observe every movement on the path leading up to the village, and in the fields on the slopes far below.