The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Nine. The Girls' Club of Punkhung
caption: sweetheart's tokens given to Haimendorf
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Punkhung
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: My cigarettes once more found great favour and one of the boys sold me a plaited ribbon, the kind that the girls give their boy friends to tie together their pan leaves. Probably the girl was not present, or perhaps she no longer enjoyed his favours. For another boy, more gallant, refused to part with a similar band for double the price.