The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: story about the hornbill
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 25.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (47) Story about the hornbill.
text: The Wang (Great Indian Hornbill) and the Douesh (Small Indian Hornbill). Wang was an orphan and very poor, Douesh was the son of rich people, so he lived with Douesh's parents. One day Douesh's parents pointed as a joke Wang's feathers to make him look ridiculous, but now he is the most beautiful of all birds.