The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: skulls and remains
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 2.8.1936
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: Then we passed a skull place (157). The urns stand in small groups separated by clans. The skulls of women are placed together with their husband's clan. A conical basket stands above each of the urns. While adults are placed on their own platforms, the corpses of children are put into trees, usually ficus.