The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: gift of silver paper to girls
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 23.2.1937
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: When the girls finally have completed their toilette I give the little Ang daughter as an initial try-out a strip of silver lame paper and some stars which Heini as sent me as Christmas tree decorations. The enthusiasm about this glittering nonsense was so great that soon I presented some to other girls as well. This ornament has the advantage that it has a short life and therefore will not remain a foreign element in their costume for long.