The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: Thevoni's house, carvings
medium: diaries
person: Thevoni/ of Thenizumi
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Thenizumi Pfesa-Chadumi
date: 4.6.1936
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: One of the biggest and most beautiful houses of the village belongs to our head interpreter, Thevoni, who originally came from Pfesa-Chadumi but who was banned from there for seven years because his son unintentionally set fire to several houses. (46) The carved planks of his house were brought from Thevopesimi ten miles away and they therefore show a different style than the house fronts of Thenizumi.