The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: nets and baskets ready for fish
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 6.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: I photograph some of the groups then again I feel slightly dizzy and I look for a shady spot at the bank. But soon I turn downstream again to take snapshots of some of the girls too. (14) They already stand in the shallow water of the river to catch the floating fish with their nets and baskets. None of them swim but men and boys play in the water and I soon join them. As they see that I dressed up as a Naga to join in their fun, even the girls lose their shyness and do not turn away from my camera as they usually do