The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: funeral custom
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 31.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (174) Funeral custom:
text: If a married woman dies in the house of her father (after her legs are fully tattooed), either at the birth of her first child, or because she had been a widow or divorced, her body is not carried through the door but a hole is made in the wall and the body taken out through it. The body of a man is never treated in that way.