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: decorating of baskets and drum house
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: Several men are occupied with preparing their festive costume and with tying palm leaves to the baskets. The slit drum and the drum house are also richly decorated with palm leaf strips and several of the small baskets which the boys were carrying yesterday are hanging at the head of the drum. At the edge of the roof however the piece of skull is fastened between palm leaves