The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: furniture, spinning and cloths
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Panso
date: 4.12.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Inside the rather small houses there is only one room with the hearth in the middle but always with two exits. Small machans serve as beds and wooden stools and seats. The household ware seems to be basically the same as among the other Naga but larger containers and bowls of wood seem to be relatively rare. Spinning and weaving is known but apparently it is not done to a large extent and hardly a man has more than one cloth. This however then is frequently covered with large ornaments and with figures of cowrie shells, the latter of which are very precious here.