The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: slit drum made for anthropologist
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
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
text: It was almost dark when I was called to come to the Ang morung where the Ang himself and two gaonburas had finished the slit drum intended for me. It has turned out bigger than I anticipated but it is well made and has all the end carvings of a real drum. The price was also quite considerable. The moon looked onto the village from a slightly cloudy sky.