The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: terraced houses, bamboo poles with plaited balls, house horns
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Cheswezumi
date: 3.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (42) After about six to seven houses, the terrain rises steeply. Above this slope lies a round platform which is surrounded by a low mound built from small stones. This serves as a bench and right now several boys are sitting on it. An enormously long bamboo pole reaches up into the sky from this platform.