The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: funeral of Shou-bha
medium: notes
person: Shou-bha
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 6.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (11) 6/8/1936
text: SHOU-BHA died today:
His mother was of Balang morung
__= Li-yong
of Balang morung.
text: The The-phong & Au-kheang don't bury their dead in coffins, but in bamboos. Only the three other morungs use coffins. (12) Niem-ang, - if he dies five h.h. heads are carved at his coffin, (1 at the head and 4 at the feet side). When the Great Ang dies, eight hornbill heads are carved at the head side and seven at the feet side.