The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: chest tattoos of ostrich feather motif, hair cut, pipes
medium: diaries
location: Pangsha
date: 26.11.1936
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: The dead are put outside the village on platforms. The Noklak men are friendly but obviously very nervous. We see no children or women. The chest tattoos are made up of the ostrich feather motif and some additions. The hair is cut circular as among the Ao and Chang. The features seem more mongoloid to me than is found among the other Naga. All men have pipes in their mouths which seem to be made of bamboo.