The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: burial of dead
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
seealso: notebook 7
text: While the Anaki Konyak put their dead into wooden coffins on platforms (the coffins of the rich people have hornbill bird heads) the Sumniching people recently started to bury their dead. The skulls however are dug up again and are cleaned in the village. (See also notebook 7 ).