The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook six

caption: making a new drum
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 1.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.8.1936-26.10.1936
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (162) When the Aukheang makes a new drum the Balang girls come and the Angban girls come too. They put on all their ornaments, and wind strings of beads round their hair. On their heads they wear caps of leaves (the leaves strewn at funerals).