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: painted carvings in morungs
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Wanching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York25:2
text: In some morungs the carvings were painted with bright color washes, but to have painted carvings was a privilege to which not all morungs were entitled. Thus, in Wakching only one morung contained painted carvings, whereas in the three morungs of Wanching all carvings, the posts and benches of the porch, and the log gong were painted in red, black, and white.