The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: eating and drinking
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 6.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: As soon as the girls have returned from the spring (19) the preparation of madhu is started. It is past one o'clock and the workers soon want to have their midday meal. Liphung only occupies herself with fetching water and cooking. She is not at all involved in the building but stands leaning against the tree or cooking near the fire as the house construction is purely a male task.