The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: arrival at Oting, drink rice beer
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 6.10.1936
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: We were received by the Ang and two gaonburas. The Ang is simply dressed and without head ornament. One of the gaonburas is wearing a cap made of wild cat fur while the head of the other is adorned with a rolled up woollen hat. The rice beer offered to me is excellent and quite strong. I drink a lot and am slightly light headed when we go on. Thank goodness the village is very close.