The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: final head taking ceremony
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (75) Informants: Medzou and Yongang
text: There is no definite custom on which day of the month the final head-taking ceremony must be done. Any of the following days, which are lucky, is suitable: the 5th, 8th, 10th and 15th. Aukheang chose the 5th, Ang-ban, Thepong and Bala the 8th and Balang the 15th.