The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: posed photographs , difficulties of photography
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: 5.3.1937
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: Four girls had come but just when I made it clear to them through Chingai what I wanted, fog started to rise from the valley and covered the sun. That was annoying but I did not give up hope as a strong wind quickly pushed the fog over the ridge and might soon dispel all of it. Indeed the sun came out a few times but only to disappear again soon and it required a lot of patience to set up the girls in the desired position again and again. All hope of taking pictures of more complicated activities (135) I soon gave up because of the uncertain light conditions and so I only photographed them as they were sifting rice and removing the chaff