The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: dancing in the rain
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: It started to rain towards evening but regardless of that the boys of the Lamnu brought large coarsely woven mats of split bamboo and covered the platform with them. They put a grid of bamboo sticks across to keep the mats in their place. When the platform was finished they started dancing on it despite the pouring rain but soon they retreated into the shelter of the Wang-ban. It went on raining continuously.