The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: Tamlu customs, magic properties of stones
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Tamlu
date: 28.8.1936
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 6,p.2
text: After lunch came the schoolteacher with whom I mostly talked about Tamlu customs. There they have a stone at which pigs and chickens are sacrificed at the time of opening up new fields. It is remarkable that the teacher is completely convinced that in it lives a spirit with wife and child, but it would leave the stone immediately if the offering stopped. There also is a small round stone in Tamlu called 'rice stone' the owner of which brings an offering after the rice harvest. (notebook 6 p. 2).