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: village street of Wakching, houses on poles
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York22:4
text: On two sides of the dancing ground there were groups of dwelling houses separated one from another by narrow lanes. The houses all faced the street, but often stood so close together that their roofs almost touched. Where the ground sloped away from the back of a house, it was usual to raise the back of the veranda on high poles and thus gain a level expanse of floor.