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: running and dancing of boys
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: When I return to the village several of the young men already are fully dressed and are now dancing through the village in groups of four or five to show off their beauty to everyone. In single file they run through the narrow streets. Here and there in an open space they form a row and start a dance made up only of small jumps and swinging movements on one place, as well as brandishing a shield from the side to in front of the chest and in movements of the dao