The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twenty-one. Head-Hunting Rites
caption: starting to prepare for dance
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Life begins to stir in the village. It is taboo to work on the fields today, and after dancing through most of the night, the young people have slept well into the morning. Now they can be seen sitting on the platforms in front of their houses arranging their ornaments for today's feast.