The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Ang carving, a distant well for water
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 17.10.1936
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: Despite its considerable size Longkhai has only one well to which the women have to climb down far, a major difficulty for the occupants of the houses further away. Through his son who he had sent for opium to Wakching with a letter from me, the Ang last night received the longed for cure for all ailments and today he was a changed man. He worked on my carving with enthusiasm and in the morning he put on his full warrior's regalia (145) in order to be photographed by me.