The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: bark belts
medium: diaries
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: On our way back we saw a boy of about seven years who was wearing a bark belt, however otherwise bark belts are not worn in Longkhai but rather belts of rattan, but the boy's mother is from Punkhung and gave him a belt as it is customary there.