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
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York26:3 dragging of log-gong to village ; feasting
text: With the help of cane ropes and wooden rollers they hauled the gong to the village, chanting as they dragged it up the hill. The girls of those morungs which provided ceremonial partners as well as spouses for the owners of the new gong were expected to lend their assistance. When the gong reached the village, a great feast was celebrated, and the wives, sisters, daughters, and also the potential mates of the host morung joined in the eating and drinking.