The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: dancing round tree in front of the Ang's house 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: A big tree stands in front of the Ang's house and around it there are several stone blocks partly standing upright, partly lying down. The dancers step around this tree while some special enthusiasts perform their warriors' dance outside the circle with spear and shield. A completely naked man, no longer young, is jumping around madly and the up and down flip-flop of his penis is causing great merriment even among the Wanching people. (84)