The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: strange fruit trees
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 4.5.1937
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: From the Pandzong morung the path leads down over steep steps, some of which are cut into the rock. Then an avenue opens up flanked by those beautiful dark-green trees which now bear pale green to faintly pink fruits the size of a nut. Their surface is made up of numerous, about pin-head sized blobs and the flesh which is not really protected by a skin has a slightly sour aromatic taste, reminiscent at once of strawberries and pine needles. After a walk in the heat they are a most pleasant refreshment. These trees along the walk have been planted by the morung and are its property.