The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: carvings and paintings
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 10.9.1936
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: Towards evening I go through the village with Dr Veiyera. Only now have I realised that the carvings in none of the morungs show mithan or buffalo but only wild animals. Dzem-ang also tells me that only the Balang, Bala and Ang morung may paint their posts and carvings with red paint, not however the Au-kheang and The-phong. In addition The-phong is not allowed to carve human figures.