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: a fine day for head taking festivities
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.12.1936
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: Wakching 19/12/1936
text: While yesterday had been altogether bright though not without clouds, today a brilliant morning relieved from all worries about photographing the dances and festivities which were to take place in Wakching according to the ancient custom. I went to the village not too early as I knew that my friends would not be very matinal after the dance through the night.