The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: offerings to the dead, feeding of skulls
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: After the death the dead man's family give him rice (as often as he had taken it a day) on the grave, - until they put the skull into the stone cist. After that, they give him food for three years and after that only when they observe the Oling-pu ceremony. This (67) is held twice a year, when they hold the Pong-long-pong-phu genna (once a year), the third ceremony is Onie phu.