The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: ceremony and feast for sons
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 7.10.1936
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
seealso: (see notebook 8 p. 43 following).
text: Incidentally I heard of an interesting ceremony. At the place where my camp is rich men, always two together, hold a feast for their seven to ten year old sons where they serve all men of the village but it is not connected with entering the morung as it is much earlier and it can only be done for the first born son