The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook ten

caption: head taking rituals
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 28.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.2.1937-11.4.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (30) Oting 28/2/1937
text: The Mon man, the Long-ba of Lumiem clan, who was called by Oting to do the genna with the heads (for the Lumiem clan has died out in Oting) said while feeding the head at the entrance of the village: [konyak]. (31) Then the old men swung their daos over the head which the Longba said: [konyak] "We met an enemy, an enemy came" and the old men answer, "Hi, hi". While bringing the head into the village the men sing: [konyak].