The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Ang of Longkhai puts on European coat ; exchange of gifts
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 18.10.1936
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: (147) Wakching 18/10/1936.
text: Now we are home again and as is to be expected in Wakching it is pouring with rain. We started off from Longkhai not too early and in best weather, not until the Ang had shown a few of his comedian's tricks. This morning he suddenly appeared in a long black coat of European cut which probably had already passed through many hands. He wanted to be photographed in it and again made the most amazing faces. When I finally handed him my farewell gift he gave me, with an impressive gesture, a hat made from a huge mithan horn with which I had previously photographed him