The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: tattoos
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 20.1.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (80) Wakching 20/1/1937
text: Inf: Shankok
text: The face tattoo is called
at Wakching: she-ta-tu-bu
______________ shen-to-bu
at Shiong: shenkok-bu
at Longkhai: shen-tu-mi
phakteangtu-bu = the tattoo on the shoulder of women
yakshei-tu-bu = the tattoo on the under arm
ya-shei-ta-bu = tattoo on the leg of women
yunggeang-tu-bu = tattoo above the knee of women.