The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: men wear bundles of human hair on head horns
medium: diaries
location: Tuensang Hakchang
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: The bundles of human hair which the Tuensang men wear on their hats at the end of a narrow horn either come from a woman whose head they have taken, or if that is not available, from one of their lovers, never however from their wives