The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: trip to Abor hills
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Abor
date: 31.1.1937
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: (228) Pangin 31/1/1937 - The village of Pangin.
text: (229) The only field tool is the dao. Harvest of rice and millet it done by hand picking as among the Sema and Kalyo Kengyu of the Pangsha region. Pangin's burial site has small houses over each grave.
text: (230) Describes a ceremony for cleaning the village of illness.
text: (231) The village of Pangin. The acquisition of a cloth, two daos, a ceremonial hat of rattan and a bear-skin bag. Watching a smith making a dao.
text: (232) Making of jewellery. Women weaving. There are always two opposite each other who have fastened their looms to the same construction.
text: (233) Description of the two khels. Buying a cotton blanket and a brass kettle which the Abor use as ceremonial payments and which are imported.