The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: carrying of water and wood
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 20.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: When I walked up towards the village in the evening with Chinyang, the women were just carrying up water and wood. He says that a man never carries water or wood and even the boys get wood and water for the morung from the houses after it has been carried into the village by their mothers and sisters. A woman goes to the spring approximately twice daily and she brings in one to three loads of wood.