The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: funerary figures
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York92:2
text: In some Thendu villages naturalistically carved figures, carrying replicas of weapons and wearing the headdress and ornaments appropriate to chiefs, were placed in front of the funeral platform. These funerary figures were always set up in pairs, one figure representing the chief and the other an attendant.