The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: drums and houses in Sangsomo village
medium: diaries
location: Sangsomo
date: 15.11.1936
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: The next, slightly higher, village (191) Sangsomo also consists of several khels which are rather distant from each other. The houses here are built in Chang style with the gables protruding. We saw a skull in the half burnt drum which is to stay there until a new drum house has been built. The drums here are sometimes open at both ends as some small Konyak drums and they no longer have the buffalo heads.