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
caption: drinking beer
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: Several pots and two metal containers of clear rice beer (yu) stand in front of the morung and a young man is just now emptying a pot into a wide open metal bowl from the plains. The men then fill their drinking vessels from this bowl but some have brought along their own bottle of beer as well. Dzemang says that they have to drink in order to dance properly. Everyone wants me to drink from their rice beer as well.