The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: trade in iron goods over a very long period
medium: diaries
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
seealso: notebook 6 p.33ff ).
text: Wakching, on the other hand, supplied many villages with daos and other iron goods as many villages have no smith such as Shiong, Tanhai, Pungkhung, Oting, Longlam, Wangla, (245) Totok, Chongwe, Chingtang, Chinglong, Yungya and Kamahu. I asked in vain about a tradition concerning an iron or metal-less time. As long as human memory recalls the Konyak smiths traded for iron and steel from Assam. Some things which I heard about the Ou-nie-bu but I shall talk about in context.