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: Totok unchanged and dress unchanged
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Totok
date: 4.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: This afternoon the ADC suggested a visit to Totok, and I am glad to have seen this village. It also occupies a rocky mountain top, and the houses are built right onto the rock. One wonders how the post could be driven into such ground. The village is very large, - probably larger than Wakching, and the houses stand close together, often leaving only very narrow gullies. In contrast to Mon, Totok seems hardly touched by the modern world. The dress of men and women is traditional and the well-kept morungs clearly lived in.