The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: the Ouliengbu or spring festival
caption: final decorations for dance
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 23.4.1937
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: In all houses people were sitting down cooking and eating. Women were rushing from house to house carrying little packages of food but otherwise there was not much life in the village. Some young men on the platform next to the Angban were adding some final details to their decorations and their spectacular hats with white hornbill bird feathers were already stuck on the tall poles which surround the platform. Some small girls were playing on the other platform (75) which had been set up below the Ang's house. The Balang morung was quite deserted too and in the Bala there were only two girls who were playing on gongs.