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: houses and roofs in Tang
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Tang
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: After crossing a ditch which used to be part of the fortifications (238) of Tang, we came to a morung built high above the path. Stone steps flanked by upright stones led up to a platform. From this platform we looked over part of the village and as far as the enormous Ang's house. Most of the houses were very large, and the roofs looked like the humps of gigantic animals. Instead of straight ridge-poles, there were combinations of posts constituting a kind of bent ridge-pole.