The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: preparations for a feast
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 7.8.1936
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: Later in the morning Chinyang who is Shankok's brother took me to the house of his neighbour where eight very young girls were filling leaves with millet and pork meat. (168) Then two men were cooking these parcels in big pots. The occasion for the feast was that this evening the owner of the house wanted to invite the gang which had worked his fields with his daughter. In the afternoon I returned and saw the girls still stamping millet with great enthusiasm. In the evening there would be singing and dancing and I was asked to come and have a look.