The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: first impression of Konyak dress
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongnyu
date: 7.7.1936
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: Below the village some Konyaks were expecting us and gave us some rather sour tasting rice beer in freshly cut bamboo cylinders. They wore tight belts and small blue aprons which hung down their front. (78) Around their necks they wear, usually red, bead necklaces and they love to put brightly coloured flowers in their pierced ear lobes.