The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: carved wooden head stick for head hunters and other objects
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 30.10.1936
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: From a young man I acquired one of those sticks worn in the top-knot which had five little heads as a sign of five successfully fought encounters. The enemy heads which the young hero has already captured (171) are from the following villages: Nian, Yongam, Nganching, Choha and Mohung. In addition I bought a carved pipe and a hip decoration with two small heads.