The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: Ngapnun and others photographed while grooming , weaving and spinning
medium: diaries
person: Ngapnun
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 11.4.1937
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: Yesterday already Likau, the Ang's wife, had greeted me very cheerfully. When I entered her living quarters unexpectedly she was only wearing the short apron, but later she at least had wrapped a cloth around her hips. I asked whether I might photograph some women today doing their most important tasks and this was gladly complied with.
text: Ngapnun, the girl of the Ang clan who I had already noticed last time, and some of her friends were grooming themselves and each other in the yard of the Ang house which already gave me a chance to take several photographs