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: a brilliant morning, putting on ornaments
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 25.4.1937
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 25/4/1937
text: The people of Wakching are lucky. Just as Chinyang had predicted the weather is beautiful during the Oulingbu. That is unusual for the end of April as the rains' statistic indicates. This morning the weather was brilliant and I went to the village early. At the Oukheang the young men were just putting on their ornaments for the dance. Today it is their day, they and the Bala will perform the "Great Dance". Nothing much was happening in the Angban and Balang and so I turned immediately to the Bala.