The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: box of axes from Mills
medium: diaries
person: Vieyera/ Dr
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 9.9.1936
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: Wakching 9/9/1936.
text: The weather is still the same and so is my cold. Dr Vieyera has brought me a box of stone axes from Mills of the Sema, Rengma and Lhota. Some are excellent. Among them is a wonderful Sema shoulder axe and some of the four cornered type, but the more common type is a developed form of the cylinder axe with flatly polished edge on both sides.