The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: collecting ethnographic objects
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 8.5.1937
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: Wakching 8/5/1937
text: My collection still takes up all my time. Some things have to be arranged and restored too. Broken pieces need to be repaired and missing objects have to be bought. Apart from the more than two hundred stone tools the collection already has far more than five hundred accession numbers. It already represents a considerable value. This morning the gaonburas brought the different dry measures of Wakching but the baskets were so old that I did not take any, only a large chunga and it is kept in the morungs to measure the tribute which other villages bring.