The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: methods of washing clothes
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 25.8.1936
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: Near the village I saw three women washing clothes at a spring. (221) This is done in a simple way. The cloths are gathered into a ball and put on a rock. Then the women tread up and down on them. How they get halfway clean without any soap is a mystery to me