The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Wakching head receiving rituals
caption: Chinyang in splendid costume meets procession
medium: diaries
person: Chinyang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
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: Halfway we were met by Shankok's brother, Chinyang, splendidly decorated (85) with a huge headdress of hornbill bird feathers on a hat of red goats' hair, as well as a basket from which the palm leaf strips were hanging down to the ground, but unfortunately, also wearing a coloured jumper which rather considerably disrupted the appearance.