The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: funerals
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 27.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (187) At a funeral the three oldest men of the morung act. The eldest cleans the house and puts out the fire and makes a new fire when the body has been carried out. The second oldest carries the food for the dead man in the procession. The third oldest man puts on the dress of the dead man and carries his spear and dao.