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: carving and dragging of log-gong ; their durability
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York26:1
text: The carving and dragging in of a new gong was a great event in the life of a Konyak village and one that was even rarer than the rebuilding of a morung. Unless a gong perished by fire, it would last for many decades, and not every generation of morung members had the opportunity of participating in the elaborate ritual accompanying the manufacture of a new instrument.