The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Eleven. Sacred Chiefs
caption: role and nature of wood carvings and carvers
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Most wood-carvings of the Konyaks serve to decorate their men's houses. In Longkhai the morung were full of carvings, most of them works of the Ang, his deaf-and-dumb half-brother or a deceased third brother. This third brother was the greatest genius of the three and his work was the most mature. On one of the main posts of the Ang morung a particular carving of a man and a woman surpassed in force and expression and real artistic feeling (103) all the other carvings in Longkhai.