The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: skull tree in khel
medium: diaries
location: Tuensang
date: 9.12.1936
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: Behind the gate of the Kangsho khel there is a platform opposite the Lomao khel where a watch is set up at the time of khel feuds. The Lomao khel which moves up the hill burnt down a short while ago and with few exceptions the houses are worse and smaller than those in the other khels and their fronts do not stand (52) as close together as they did prior to the fire as is apparent from the charcoal posts. As the skull tree also burnt down in its stead two erythrina posts were planted into the ground as well as a post from another tree. The latter took root and after the spring rains the other two are also likely to sprout.