The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: first impressions are of Melanesia; houses on bamboo frame
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: Finally we entered the village and my first impression was Melanesia. Mills also expressed this idea. What in particular causes this is difficult to say. The houses are built so that one enters at ground level but the floor of the house rests on a bamboo supporting frame which eventually towards the seating platform at the far end is quite high off the ground. SKETCH