The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: circular head receiving dance in Wanching
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 18.12.1936
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: (83) Constantly dancing they now step around in the circle changing their direction after each verse of their song. Now they gather again in the centre and form a close troop which rhythmically moves on a few steps, turns around and moves the same distance in the opposite direction. When the dancers have their backs to me the numerous pale green swaying palm leaf bundles are an appealing sight.