The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: teeth blackening
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: KonyakAo
location: Anaki
date: 18.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: When a Konyak marries an Ao girl, she blackens her teeth; when an Ao married a Konyak girl she may go on blackening her teeth or not. The Ao gaonbura has blackened teeth too.