The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: funeral ceremonies
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Laruri (Kerami)
date: 29.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Funeral ceremonies:
text: When a man dies they fell a large tree and hollow it out. They make a coffin out of it and keep it in their houses about 4 feet raised from the floor and make a fire under it and let it burn about one month. After a year they put all the bones into an earthen pot. (30) The pot has about 50cm. in height. The pots are put into the granary. The pots have a hole in the edge of the lid, through this a string is led, which fixes the lid.