The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: boys and men of Tamlu rushing to village with skull
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
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: Apart from one or two leaders all those who had come to bring in the head were small boys as it is primarily they who have to gain the right for their lifetime of wearing the costume of the head-hunter. They were a pretty picture as they now were rushing towards the village with the long bundles of palm leaves on their small baskets