The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: wooden clubs used for fighting within Panso village
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Panso
date: 4.12.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (25) For fights within the village which seem to be quite frequent here or are even an organised institution, the Panso men have reasonably enough their own weapons which should in general exclude more serious injuries. They are sword-shaped wooden clubs with a plaited protection for the hand and large helmets with a spirally wound up thick rope and an interior cushioning of old cloth rags (SKETCH