The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: invited in for drinks; drink purifying ceremony
medium: diaries
person: Sangba
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
location: Yimpang
date: 22.11.1936
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: Then we went into the houses of two gaonburas where there were even women who were offering us madhu. Sangba whose grandfather once was at war with Yimpang performed a remarkable ceremony before drinking the rice beer. He poured some water into a banana leaf bowl and threw in a piece of burning wood. Then he threw out the bowl with contents.