The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: cowries and porcupine quills
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 23.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (60) Wakching 23/10/1936
text: Kongan:
text: Informant: Bina of Hentek-hu (Kongan)
text: Only the women of two clans, Hentekhu and Ying-sham-hu, which are nearer to the Ang clans, wear the quills of porcupines in their ears and necklaces of cowries.
_100___"____________"___"palai ngo"
text: These cowries were formerly used as money.