The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: a particular marriage
caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: couple first sleep apart, then live apart
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York78:3
text: While the men squatted round the hearth, the bride and the girls of her age group withdrew to sit on the rice-pounding table. That night the bride with her company of girls returned to sleep in her parent's house, and the groom spent the night in his morung. On subsequent nights the newly wedded couple slept in a granary in the manner of unmarried lovers. Both continued to live in their parental houses and seldom met during the day.