The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: collection of ethnographic objects
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 2.4.1937
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
text: I still had work to do on my collection which now holds about 400 entries. Several days ago the chowkidar brought two gongs, a big one and a small one, both of which I bought. Both have a particularly beautiful sound which is totally appreciated by the people and largely determines the high price.