The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: funerals and disposal of the dead
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Punkhung
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: (13) The heads of the Ang people are disposed of in stone cists. The heads of Ben people in earthen pots. All clans except two (Beluk-shim and Long-mong-shim) use wooden coffins with carved hornbills. Only Beluk-shim and Long-mong-shim put their dead into coffins made of bamboo.