The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: funeral rituals
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: (74) The old man who paints the coffin is the oldest man in the morung. A man speaks within the house to the dead. (omitted) (75) The oldest men carry the body. If the dead man has children each gives a chicken - the oldest man of his clan kills.
text: The oldest men of the morung and the children and wife of the deceased follow the coffin.
text: After returning from the disposal the old men clean their hands with husks.
text: The house of the deceased is genna for three days, - in this time their relatives will give them wood, water and food.