The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: spinning from bark fibre; buying spindle and yarn
medium: diaries
location: Punkhung
date: 5.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Afterwards we went into the open hall where I had more light to write by. Here the Ang's old wife was busy spinning a strange material. It is the fibre from the bark of a low-growing weed-like bush. Quite a good cloth is woven from the yarn which is used in particular to make bags. I bought a spindle with yarn and a bag.