The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: chest ornament of head hunters bought
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
date: 11.7.1936
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: (92) I saw a very pretty carved wooden head as chest ornament by a young man from Seng-ha, the sign of a head-hunter. He had the right to wear this ornament because he had captured a head from Tang. I asked him whether he would sell the head and how much he would want for it. He asked for 8 annas and I gave him 1 rupee and photographed him wearing the head (film 17 no. 7)