The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: funeral customs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
date: 4.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (7) Funeral customs:
text: All Yan-lem people are put into wooden coffins and placed on a platform. The coffins of the Ang people have 5 resp. 4 hornbill heads, the other clans three and two. The Yanhai people are put into a sort of coffin made of bamboo (as Thepong and Aukheang). The heads of the Ang people are finally put into the stone cists, those of the five other clans into earthen pots. (8) Four times a year the heads are taken out of the cists and pots and fed with madhu and bhat: at Oulingbu
text: This is done for two years.