The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: pottery among Eastern Angami
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Cheswezumi
date: 5.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Pottery. Previously we had seen a man doing pottery. This craft is a male activity among the Eastern Angami. The pot of dark-grey clay was almost finished and was set on a stool. The man moved around the stool in a hunched posture and was smoothing the post with a spatula. In the meantime his wife was crushing old pots into powder with the help of a stone.