The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: nudity not attractive
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 15.4.1937
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 showed Dzemang (Bala) some pictures from Oting and Longkhai as well. Although he quite liked some girls he confirmed Shankok's opinion that almost nude women are not as attractive as clothed ones. On the whole photographs of women laughing are preferred over serious faces.