The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: coffins for the dead or bamboo biers
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: In the afternoon I still went to the burial place. Here they do not build little houses with figures of the dead. The Ang people are put into coffins. The other clans into bamboo biers and those who die a bad death are wrapped in a mat and hang up on a bamboo. The skulls of the Ang people are stored in carved-out stones, those of the Ben people in pots.