The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: last photographs of Henlong and others
medium: diaries
person: Henlong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 9.6.1937
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: (217) At the Bala I made some colour photographs of Henlong, Dzemang's niece. Later I photographed at Shankok's house in particular, Liphung with her colourful necklaces. Then also Meniu, a very pretty girl of the Khoknok clan, who as her parents are dead now lives with Weidzing, Shankok's little cousin. Although Shankok and Meniu are of the same clan there was no difficulty in photographing them together. Meniu is neither engaged nor married although she is one of the prettiest girls. The farewell from Wakching was rather sad and it was with a heavy heart that I climbed down the stone steps at the Thepong morung for a last time. I have become very fond of this village and its inhabitants and I will often long to be back.