The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: body structure, colour and eyes
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York10:2
text: Of all the peoples I have studied the Konyaks were in many ways the physically most attractive. Men and women were of slender build and delicate bone structure, and retained even in middle age their youthful figures and graceful movements. Their facial features were of paleomongolid type, the pigmentation light to medium brown with a ruddy tinge and the eyes dark brown or black.