The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: platform for de-husking rice
medium: diaries
location: Pangsha
date: 26.11.1936
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 front of a field hut I saw an unusual arrangement for sorting the chaff from the rice in the shape of a platform. The rice is slowly poured through holes in the platform. The heavy grains fall directly to the ground while the chaff is carried by the wind or by people with a fan.