The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: peculiar folding of cloths and panji quivers
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Panso
date: 5.12.1936
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: While they did not carry panji quivers which have turned into well known 'tails' among the Sema, Angami, Ao and others, they had cowrie covered bands from which usually the quivers hang, and had wrapped them crosswise across their chests. Their cloths too they had put on in a folded and very particular manner as my photographs will show.