The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: taking colour photographs ; finish word list
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 2.6.1937
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 2/6/1937
text: Yesterday I received some colour film from Agfa and as the sun was shining in the morung I went into the village to take some photographs but there were not many scenes with colourful settings and I was glad when I could photograph a Wanching man in the afternoon dressed up with some of my ornaments. I finished the word list today which was a great relief to me, otherwise not much was happening. In the morning the village was completely deserted. Not a soul was in the Thepong morung. In front of the Bala there was one single man. I was wondering where the fire watchers were today.