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: processing through Wakching village with head
medium: diaries
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: The dance with which they greeted me had hardly a new element and soon they were going up to the village in a long line. Where the steep bend of the path reaches the level of the Balang (86) stands a platform and a rest house. The men and boys of the other four morungs are waiting for us in full regalia on the level ground behind us. There also were some women who had come to watch their heroes.