The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: smithy , blacksmith
medium: diaries
person: Yan-mang/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 3.8.1936
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
seealso: notebook 2,pp.173-6
text: When I walked through the village in the afternoon I entered the smithy near the Au-keang morung. Yan-mang from the Sha-yong-hu clan works there. The best smith of Wakching. He claims that his clan is the oldest in Wakching. They came from Ying-yu-tang, lived in Wak-nyu-cheang, and finally settled in Wakching. Yan-mang produced daos, spearheads, knives with buffalo horn handles and all sorts of small tools in his smithy which I sketched (notebook 2 p. 173-176). His goods even go to Chi and Totok.