The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: Kauffmann leaves ; grave figures of Ang of Longkhai
medium: diaries
person: Kauffmann
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 30.4.1937
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: (107) Wakching 30/4/1937
text: Kauffmann left for Wanching this morning. His departure was full of difficulties as he took with him a part of the Konyak objects bought here and some carvings. Finally they were wrapped up in a huge basket which had been made especially. The Ang of Longkhai said that everyone had advised him not to carve the grave figures as that was genna. Even the Ang's of Mon, Hungphoi, and Wangla had spoken against it. I cannot say whether this was merely a manoeuvre to drive up the price.