The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: packing boxes of ethnographic objects
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Borjan
date: 13.6.1937
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: (221) Similaguri Gauhati 13/6/1937
text: Early in the morning the coolies arrived from Kongan and Namsang. Just this time when I could have used them there were less than usual who came for each load. They fastened bamboo poles to the smaller boxes. Each one of these was carried four to eight men but no one dared to approach the biggest one and I already feared that it could not go off today, but finally we did get together enough people to tie this monster too to strong bamboo poles and move it along. However ten men were hardly able to lift it.