The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: coffins and bones of the dead
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chingphoi
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: The body of the Ang had first been put onto a platform in front of his house. Once the head had been placed into a pot, not a stone urn, at the skull place the coffin with the remaining bones was put not far from the Ang house, into the forked branches of a tree about three metres above ground