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: 1.2.1937
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: (234) Pangin 1/2/1937 - Photographs of bringing a mithan into the village.
text: (235) A ceremony is carried out by a shaman called Ipakmirin to help cure a rich man of illness.
text: (236) The mithan sacrifice. To kill it the animal is hung. Four photographs are mentioned.
text: (237) Dividing the mithan.
text: (238) The shaman sets up a genna frame, makes an offering of blood, rice and millet beer.
text: (239) Costumes of men and women. Visit to a bamboo suspension bridge.