The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook ten

caption: rituals at bringing in of head
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Punkhung
date: 5.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.2.1937-11.4.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (62) Punkhung 5/3/1937
text: When the head was brought in, the baskets, in which it was carried, were laid down in the village doorway. Then four old men threw eggs on the baskets. They were the oldest men of the following clans: Wang-shim-yen, Long-pong-shu, Ou-wek-shim and Ou-wang-bu-shu. In doing this they said: [konyak]. "Your mother, your sons, call! More, more, a whole crowd, may come".