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: gallery and platform of morungs
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York25:4
text: A door at the back of the hall led into a gallery, and beyond, an open platform built on poles stretched out over the hill slope. This platform served as a useful vantage point from which to defend the village path, for warriors stationed there could shower spears and arrows on an approaching foe without themselves being exposed to the arms of the raiders.