The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: tattoos, feast of merit and good morung
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: AoChang
location: Chuchu-Yimlang Yamrup
date: 15.7.1936
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: The picture changes when one comes to the big village Chuchu-Yimlang. Here one can see a lot of genna posts and most people show tattoos and wear the Naga ornaments. In the houses of several gaonburas I was given two bamboo drinking vessels from the Chang village Yamrup, as well as a bag made of longwi fur. An old and very rich man who has done the full cycle of feasts of merit is one of the few who remembers the time before the take-over of Ao land