The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: end of dance
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Hungphoi
date: 13.10.1936
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: Quite suddenly the dance breaks off with a last scream and all move away. Some men go into the Ang's house, others sit down where they are and start to chew betel. During the dancing in front of the Ang's house there was unfortunately no sun so that hoping all of the time for its return I did not take any photographs here. Little of importance happened during the rest of the afternoon.