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: huge dao brandished
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: Balang and Bala did not stay away for long and soon all had performed this most important head-hunting ceremony. One of the dancers, I think it was an Ang-ban man, was brandishing an enormous Ang dao carved of wood and painted black and white