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: chief's house in decay in Wakching
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York23:1
text: In Wakching, where the institution of chieftainship was in a state of decay, the house of the chief was no larger than the dwelling house of any commoner, but it still occupied the traditional site on one of the highest points of the village and stood close to the Ang-ban, the chief's morung. In front of it there was a group of small stones, where an important ceremony connected with the bringing in of captured heads used to be performed.