The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: trip to Abor hills
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Abor
date: 24.1.1937
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: Pasighat 24/1/1937 - by train to Saikoaghat where Colonel and Mrs Wright are waiting.
text: (204) Crossing the Brahmaputra.
text: (205) Arrival in Pasighat which is purely a Government post without an indigenous village.
text: (206) Market in Pasighat - textiles worn and sold are remarkably different in colour from the Naga Hills. A light pinkish-red predominates. Photographed with telephoto lens a woman with silver jewellery and strange head-dress of short-cut grass. Later find out that the head-dress is worn by shamans.
text: (207) Lunch and supper with Captain Morris.