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: preparations for a funeral , funeral of a Christian
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Yoting
date: 8.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: However, on our way to Mon we had intended to visit Yoting, a village of some 80 houses, and a colony of Tang, which was founded by an Wangsha member of the Tang Ang-family five generations ago.
text: As we approached the village we saw preparations for a funeral. An elderly woman had died and some men were digging a grave, while others made a palm leaf roof.
text: The dead woman was a Christian, like most people of Yoting, and the Ao pastor said he would try to speed up the funeral if I wanted to photograph it. - In the house of death was wailing and chanting, and the beating of gongs.
text: Finally the grave was closed and the flowers put up on bamboo stands.