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: women's hair style, Thenkoh ( long )
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York14:5
text: Thenkoh women of all classes wore their hair long, and those whose hair was not long enough to satisfy their vanity, added false pigtails wound round a length of bamboo, the joint between their own and the false plait being disguised with ribbons of bast.