The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: first tattoo and head-takers tattoo
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (97) The first tattoo is done at the age of about ten.
text: SKETCH P.97
text: (98) Yongong killed two people (from Yungya and Totok) when he went on a transfrontier expedition with Mills.
text: Girls are tattooed on the legs when they are about six, and on the knees and above the knees when they marry.