The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: a carved head and wild kitten
medium: diaries
person: Limnie
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 27.5.1937
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: Today Limnie and the Ang brought a carved head (189) to which they had added horns and a wooden 'hornbill bird feather' as they had seen it on the Pangsha head. Furthermore I was brought a little wild cat which the doctor's people had already caught yesterday and then had let go again on my advice. I had hoped that its mother would find it but that was not the case. Now I am trying to feed this little and astonishingly wild hissing and scratching animal with milk and meat without much success.