The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Four. Above the Clouds
caption: further description of morung carvings
medium: books
text: Fantastic carvings adorned the open porch of the morung the head and tusks of an elephant, a life-sized leopard running head downwards, and two warriors, holding captured heads in their hands, flanked the open doorways leading to the central hall. Crudely painted in red, white, and black, these doorways reminded one of an ultra-modern theatre decor. There were also (34) couples of lovers, and if these representations were to be believed, love among the Konyaks would appear a rather uncomfortable and hurried affair.
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
caption: further description of morung carvings.