The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: sitting watching village life
medium: notes
person: Ahon
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 19.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: When I came to Ahon's house he was still sleeping, but came out very soon. Now I am sitting on the pounding table in front of Ahon's house, while he is eating his breakfast inside, so I have leisure to have a good look at the village life going on in front of me. Shiong is really a nice and convenient little village. Most (30) of the houses stand at the main street linking up the two morungs, which are built on elevated places on both sides of the village. Sitting in front of one of the houses at the main street one hardly misses anything going on as most of the people have to pass through the street.