The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: crowd of dancers 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: Before too long the entire crowd moves on to the house of the Ang, stopping on the way and gathering around the chanters. Raised daos sparkle in the sun and the white tail feathers of the hornbill bird, as the light shines through them, stand out brightly against the dark background which is created by the hollow between the two khels.