The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twenty-seven. Return to Nagaland
caption: the Ang's house and platform and massive seat
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Chi (Chui)
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: At the far end of the village we came to the house of the Ang, an enormous building, bigger than any I had seen in this area but comparable to the largest of the houses of Wanchu chiefs. A few stone steps brought us to a large platform, and on this stood a massive stone seat flanked by two menhirs. In 1936 I had heard of this seat, and had imagined it to be something like the ceremonial "throne" of the Ang of Longkhai. But apparently it was used to exhibit the bodies of killed animals such as tigers and other prestigious game.