The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: men's dance and ceremonial dress ; photos of Chi man
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: (131) Finally when the sun is already low the men too start to dance. Their dance and ceremonial dress are not especially remarkable. Dance and chant are most like Wakching, not as should have been expected like the dances of the Thendu group. In the gaonbura's house we finally meet a man from Chi who had come to Chingphoi for the Oulingbu to visit his sister who is married here. He is the champion of Chi who always is in the front line and has already taken eight heads singlehandedly. I took two photographs of him