The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: feasts of merit in Tamlu
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Tamlu
date: 15.9.1936
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
seealso: notebook 6,p.103ff
text: I was told by the school teacher that altogether there are three feasts of merit in Tamlu (see notebook 6 p. 103 following and 116 following). The middle one of these can be repeated as often as is wished. The second and third are connected with the erection of a forked post. Together with the third feast the man earns the right to carved mithan heads on his house and a certain decoration on his roof.