The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: special stools for Angs, one bought; carved head bought
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla
date: 12.10.1936
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: Soon several men gathered in the morung and we continued to sit together for some time. When I left the morung I saw two stools hanging from a post, one for the Wangla Ang, one for the Mon Ang. I succeeded in talking the men into selling me the former for Rs. 2. Then we went to the Nan-dzong morung at the other end of the village which is rather small. (126) There there was a carved head of particular beauty which had been nailed to a post. To my surprise the men agreed to sell it and took it down. Then I photographed the skulls at the Ang morung.