The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: long feathery arrows and bark fibre cloth
medium: diaries
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: Gradually the people realised that we were not going to harm them and they gathered around us in larger numbers. One old man was wearing a coarse cloak made of the bark fibre commonly found here. (Compare p. 219). Mills noticed some long feathered throwing arrows of bamboo which are used for the defence of the village. (224) The feathery part is made of banana leaf.