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: grave houses with decorations
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tang
date: 6.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: A rest-house on a raised stone-built platform indicated that we were approaching the village. Soon we entered high forest, and next came to some grave-houses. Side by side was a Christian grave with an inscription half in English on a stone slab and an old style grave-house with the figures of two warriors inside, and outside a wooden post carved in the shape of a human head, and a decorated spear stuck onto the post.