The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: cutting of hair Ang's daughter
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 22.2.1937
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: Today I suddenly heard a murderous screaming and when I came closer I saw that this little one's hair was to be shaved. That is really not very pleasant but I have already seen numerous children who endured it without saying a word. But the little Ang's daughter protested against the procedure with hands and feet and even when her uncle, Wanko, took her on his lap she was so restless (55) that her mother could not really get on with the shaving