The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: strange hair ornament and chest ornaments
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 9.7.1936
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: A young man from the same village wore a strange head ornament. His long hair is first held together by a palm leaf, then it is wound in a knot around a flat wooden stick which is worn horizontally. Five heads are carved on this wooden stick and several holes have been bored all in a row. The heads are the signs of five taken heads, two from Longmien, three from Cho-ha (photos. film 16 no. 11-13)