The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: bird glue
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 8.4.1937
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: Finally I also discovered that the bird glue is made from the juice of a ficus, 'nie', which is chewed once it has thickened and is wrapped in a stick ribbon around a stick from a creeper (beang deong).