The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: funerals
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 26.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (62) Wakching 26/7/1936
text: A dead person is not taken at once out of the house. First a long tree is hollowed out and then the body is put in the tree and put on a platform. Apparently no words are spoken.
text: As long as the body is in the house the relatives and friends and the men of the same morung as the deceased come to his house. The old men of his morung carry the body, the young are not allowed to touch it.