The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: head trees and head replicas of bamboo
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: Soon half the village surrounds us and full of interest we are observed as we take photographs. The peoples expressions leave no doubt that they feel completely friendly towards us. For that reason we also had declined taking an escort into the village. Only a few bamboo cane balls with the usual fringe hang from the head tree not far from the entrance