The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: offers of ethnographic specimens
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 8.8.1936
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: Wakching 8/8/1936. Word has passed around that I am buying all sorts of objects so now my bungalow is besieged by people who offer me a lot of old and new, precious and insignificant, things. The price for all better quality objects is not low yet I do get this and that furthermore I have the opportunity to see a lot that otherwise is hidden away in the farthest corner of the house. In addition the Ang has offered to carve for me a model of an Ang seat. I gave him Rs. 3 as initial payment and shall pay two more when the work is completed.