The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: tool for scraping ginger, daos by the bedside
medium: diaries
location: Chongtore
date: 16.11.1936
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: In one house Mills discovered a tool for scraping ginger. It is made of a thick piece of rattan with its rough prickly surface partly left in tact and used as a scrape board. Here too one finds the practical custom of putting a dao up vertically in a bamboo stand next to the bed so that the owner has it ready to hand in the case of a raid. In the afternoon we get mail from Mokokchung and I wrote two letters which will go off tomorrow. In the evening it rained and now a strong wind is blowing.