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: splendid body decorations of Chinyang
medium: diaries
person: Chinyang
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: Chinyang welcomed me in front of Shankok's house, today even more spectacularly adorned than yesterday with six boars' tusks around his neck, bracelets of ivory and wonderful hornbill bird feathers. He was only too pleased to let himself be photographed, dancing and brandishing the dao together with a friend who was similarly decorated