The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: short hair cut of some women
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: 3.3.1937
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: I now ask about the women who cut their hair as I had heard that there are clans in Lunglam which have this custom, but there are supposed to be only very few and these especially in the Ang's house. Nevertheless it takes a long time until one can be brought to come out of the darkness of the house to be photographed. She belongs to the Lukjam clan.