The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: photographs while sun low
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 16.10.1936
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: Longkhai 16/10/1936.
text: Again I woke up to a brilliant morning while white trails of mist still filled the valleys like a gently rolling sea. This village on the tall peak already receives the horizontal beams of the sun which has risen behind other mountains. (142) The rays then strike the grotesque carvings on the morung posts and even sneak into the house where they are kept out during the day by the low roofs. Those are moments precious to the photographer and today I succeeded in getting photographs of the Ang's house front in full sunlight with the dense cover of mithan and buffalo skulls.