The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: rain making ceremonies
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.8.1936
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: There is no rain-making genna yet the morung boys make whizzing sticks of bamboo to induce rain. The sound they make is like thunder and therefore it is supposed to bring thunder and rain. In Wakching the boys hang a crab over water, that is supposed to bring rain.