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: 1.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.2.1937-11.4.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (32) Oting 1/3/1937
text: The head of an enemy remains on the tree in front of the Ang's house till the final ceremony. At this ceremony the Longba takes it from the tree and feeds it again. Then it is taken to the morung of the head-taker. No horns are attached to the head.