The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: pig sacrificed and stone brought from forest
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 20.12.1936
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: Now two boys bring a pig on a pole. It is slaughtered in the morung and soon is singed over the fire. The young men have gone into the jungle to get a stone. The noise in front of the gate indicates their return. There they now stand singing (106) and the slanting rays of the sun brightly light up the hornbill bird feathers in their headdresses, against the dark background of the tall tree shadows, as though they themselves were the source of light.