The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: field houses and their function
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.7.1936
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: A small field house 'tepi' stands in every field. It is properly roofed with palm leaves. The posts are of bamboo and so high that one can just about stand up in it and there is a hearth and two small bamboo benches. Only during the rice harvest when rice is stacked up in it do men sometimes sleep there to guard it.