The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Kanching village ask for piece of skull; morung restoration
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu Kanching
date: 16.12.1936
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 latter had sent two boys ahead to Tamlu early in the morning to announce that we were coming and had a head with us. Of course Kanching had also heard about this and now I was beset to give them also a small piece of the precious matter. Recently Kanching has rebuilt, or rather restored, one of its morungs and all posts and carvings are beautifully painted white, black and red. I promised them a small piece from the head if they would come and fetch it themselves from Tamlu.