The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: building of Ang's house
caption: collecting palm leaves; putting up posts
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 30.3.1937
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: (251) Wakching 30/3/1937
text: Now finally today the Ang's house was built. Already early in the morning boys trotted past with palm leaves and when I came to the building site by half past nine some of the small side posts were already standing which Chinkak was digging holes for the others with sweat pouring down his face. At first only a few men were helping, but soon the site was buzzing with workmen. Every morung brought a contribution. The Thepong, the ridge post, others the main posts