The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: agricultural methods
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 9.3.1937
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: The people have a strange way of working which I had already noticed at the harvest and it consists not of working on in a straight line but in their always approaching a small piece at a time as they work in a semicircle which gets increasingly smaller. The movement of the workers is as follows. SKETCH