The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: girl in photograph completely changed
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Hungphoi
date: 26.2.1937
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
seealso: B.49585
text: In the Autumn I had photographed a girl who had been running around my hut stark naked all day long and who I had noticed because of her strongly curled hair. This time I missed her and when I showed the photograph around and asked about her she was called. She seemed completely changed, dressed in a white cloth, her hair straightened and held with a ribbon, I would never have recognised her.