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: stones for heads
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Sengha Chingnyu
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: (86) Sengha Chingnyu.
text: Near the first morung that we came to were four stones grouped together each one of these was said to represent the head of a raider who had been caught and killed. It is not customary to put up stones for other heads.