The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: a brilliant morning, putting on ornaments
caption: offerings to the dead
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
seealso: (See Notebook 12 p. 175 following).
text: This morning the wives or rather spouses and children of those deceased during the last three years went to their skull places and there put down small offerings of food. (See notebook 12 p. 173). The Pangsha heads too were fed today in front of the Great Houses of the clans and then they were carried around at the dance.