The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: buying cloths for collection
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 14.4.1937
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: Wakching 14/4/1937
text: Today too the people of Wakching did good business and I bought numerous things, among them cloths from Wanching, Hang, Chi and Chongwe. Shankok had received the cloths from Chi and Chongwe when his father died, from one of his friends from Chongwe, and from the Ang of Chi. It is customary to make a present to the family when a friend dies 'in the name of the deceased', no matter whether it is a cloth, an ivory ring or even only a chicken.