The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: wooden heads and captured heads
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 15.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (39) The corpse of a man whose head has been taken is wrapped up in a mat and fastened on one horizontal bamboo. A wooden head is carved to represent the skull. But this carved head is not disposed separately later on.