The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: posed photographs of village activities
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: After a bath and a cup of tea I go into the village with Chingai. On the platform of one house I see one of the two girls and soon the other one arrives as well. To take advantage of the sunlight I make a few 'posed' pictures, that is I photograph both of them at certain activities. (127) They quickly grasp what I want and they are quick and quite unembarrassed