The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: carvings on funeral platforms
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: KonyakAo
location: Anaki
date: 18.3.1937
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: Outside the gate there are the funeral platforms of the Konyak, all of them with wooden coffins. Those of rich people with hornbill bird carvings. Entering through the gate one first comes to the Konyak khel but the houses are in Ao style and some even have a protruding centre of the roof.