The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: blacksmith using bellows
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Nenglo (Nionglopunga)
date: 21.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: At first we climbed to the village of Nionglopunga (apparently not Linglopunga) as I had thought yesterday. The gaonbura who knew Ursula was prepared to demonstrate the working of the bellows and forge. It consists of two upright bamboos and pistons fringed with chicken feathers. The unusual fact is that the blacksmith is working alone, - first he works the double-bellows until a piece of iron is hot,
text: He showed us some certificates, - one dating from (46) the time of the Japanese invasion, and two connected with resistance to "Hostiles" from Nagaland.