The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: purchase of carving
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 21.8.1936
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: (213) The incident did have an epilogue. Towards evening Dzem-ang arrived at my bungalow and when we were alone he pulled a large roughly carved female figure from his sack. He had carved her himself but had left her in the morung for a long time and now he had removed her himself. He sold me the statue for a moderate price with my promise not to show her to anyone. As after all he is the morung's Ang I did not think that this was a dubious buy.