The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: return to Oting, presents to girls for photographs
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: Oting
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: Around one o'clock I start on my return and I reach my camp around three after a hot climb through Oting's new clearings. On the trail through the clearing we meet two Oting girls who are going out to cut wood with large daos. At first they run away a few steps and call that we should not come closer as they had no clothes with them, but then they are gladly willing to be photographed for which I give them two glittering stones as ear ornaments