The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: offers to sell bronze gongs
medium: diaries
person: Ahon/ of Shiong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 10.7.1936
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: Because Ahon is in need of cash at the moment he offered to sell me one of his bronze gongs which are struck at the death of an Ang and when a head is brought into the village. Nobody knows where these gongs were made. They are all very old and seem to have come from Burma. I bought the gong for Rs. 30.