The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: skulls and splendid Kalyu-Kengyu hats
medium: diaries
person: ChirongchiPukovi/ of Kumishe
ethnicgroup: Kalyu-Kengyu
location: Anangba Khumishe (Kumishe)
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: Today he appeared most dignified wearing a splendid red and yellow hat with a comb of flowing goats' hair apparently made by the Kalyu-Kengyu but very similar to the Konyak hats. Two skulls are hanging in front of a drum house as well as several bamboo balls and a longish piece of wood carved with five heads. One of the skulls Chirongchi has captured himself. It belonged to a notorious Sema called Pukovi from the village Kumishe