The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: a ritual
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 20.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: 50a. Wakching 20/4/1937
text: Today: traps (baskets) for pigs are made,
text: Tomorrow: tomorrow the people go to the jungle to fetch pan leaves, banana hearts, lai-mei leaves,
text: the boys fetch: pan leaves, and banana hearts,
text: the girls fetch: lai-mei leaves,
text: This should have happened today but yesterday the men from Anaki - about 40 - came from both morungs - 20 Aos - 20 Konyaks. They brought one red Ao cloth. Bala gives cloth at death of Wanching and Chingphoi Ang. The Anaki men gave one spear to each of the four other morungs.