The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: carvings representing captured animals and heads
medium: diaries
location: Lirisu
date: 16.11.1936
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: We found out that the incisions on some posts are not as was said yesterday, the number of friends, but also the number of heads whose capture the dead person was involved in and where he participated later in the genna. We saw carved wooden mithans and buffalo horns hanging at the drum houses. These too represent animals which have been captured from the enemy