The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: notes from Mr Lambert's survey tour diary of 1935
caption: skull caps and cloths
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chen Yanchong
date: 1935
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: Yanchong "son" of Chen.
text: The Yanchong people were all wearing skull caps made from dogskin. I got a decorated bag from them, the bottom end of which was woven like a carpet. They tell me that they (85) wear cloth made like this too. Their ordinary cloths were black with red bands, very similar to the Sema cloths. There were also thin blue stripes with intermittant yellow ones.