The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: greeted by Chingmei warriors in splendid costumes
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei
date: 20.11.1936
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: At the summit where there is a small clearing we were greeted by a group of Chingmei warriors in splendid battle outfit with hornbill bird feathers in their hats, long daos on their backs and covered with shell ornaments. All are well-built strong men who look more splendid than any of the Naga I have seen so far as though the ornaments worn by the Konyaks may be still more impressive there are few Konyak who are physically equal to these Chang men