Morung of the eastern type

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'The morung's thatched roof slopes upwards towards the front, culminating in a great jutting gable. The front is open, except for a low bamboo fence in front. Behind this, the main pillars supporting the roof can be seen, carved with representations of men, etc. Behind this are the partitioned off sleeping quarters for the men and boys. Every six years a Morung would be rebuilt, accompanied by ceremony and feasting. In former days a fresh head would have been obtained and hung up in the Morung after each rebuilding.'

Access Information



Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Ao Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9.5 x 7 cm

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by J.P. Mills