The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: difficulties of buying a mithan skull
medium: diaries
person: Amschler/ Prof.
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 20.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (39) In the afternoon I bought an old mithan skull for 5 Rs. for Professor Amschler. It was difficult to find one at all as the skulls are appreciated for magical reasons and it is genna to give them away. But finally an old man was found who has neither children nor grandchildren and who therefore was less concerned to save the skull.