The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: ceremony for lightning, continued
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 1.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: notebook 4 p.152
text: After one of the old men has built a small platform he puts 'hai-mei' leaves on it and piles some rice onto these. Then he takes a black hen out of a basket, turns it towards the altar (4) and then cuts off its head with a dao. He then impales it on a bamboo stick along with the hen's feet and wings