The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: raincoats of palm fibre; rice terraces
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Khonoma
date: 27.6.1936
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: (68) Now we went downhill again for some time, first passed several megaliths, then through forest. Some children with raincoats of palm fibre were driving cows into the valley. Rice terraces were adjacent to a brook which was rushing between big blocks of stone and over rocks. Two bridges led over it. A new one supported by iron traverse beams and an old one. The latter consists of a long plank which has been carved with mithan horns just like the house fronts