The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: buying single-string violin
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
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: In Tanhai I bought a strange violin-like instrument of which the sound-box is a short bamboo section. With the help of a bow rather screeching noises are made on the single string. There is no possibility of regulating the level of tone.