The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: mithan sacrifice
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: (194) A fairly fresh mithan skull was set up on a frame in front of the biggest of the Konyak houses. It came from a sacrificial feast which the owner of the house had only held a few days ago. It seems to be a kind of feast of merit as it gives the right to decorate the gable with two crossed staffs. There is hardly any difference between the other Konyak houses and those of the Ao.