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: visit to the formerly beautiful girl Henlong
medium: diaries
person: Henlong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Finally I went to the house of Henlong and found her sifting millet, a tiny and rather frail old lady and clad only in a small skirt. She recognized me at once and spoke with great vivacity and undiminished charm of the old days when I photographed her and went about with Shankok. She was obviously flattered and pleased by my visits and the prominence her (60) photograph had been given. I told her how many people had admired her and said what beautiful women there were in Wakching.