The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: the feast for the ceremonial start of rice harvest
medium: diaries
person: Chinyang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 31.8.1936
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: In a few days on the second day after the full moon the Ou-nie-bu starts, the feast for the ceremonial beginning of the rice harvest. Strangely enough Chinyang told me today that they were not quite sure on which day the full moon was as they hadn't seen the moon for several days due to the bad weather. Evidently they have not counted the days since the new moon. No mithans and buffalo will be sacrificed for this Ou-nie-bu. That is because there were none this year in Chi and Lengha and it would be too much effort to drive mithan from Mon in this weather over the poor, soggy trails.