The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: hanging up skull fragments in Tamlu
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
date: 17.12.1936
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: In the meantime some men had plaited from bamboo balls with horns which are supposed to represent heads and will be hung up in the morung. The actual head fragments also remain hung up in a basket in the morung until they will be taken out of the basket at the final genna of the head-hunt and will be fastened where the animal skulls of the morung already are hanging. In the Ung-ban that is the back wall of the large open hall.