The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: boys and girls weeding in large hats
medium: diaries
person: Shankok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 24.5.1937
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: When the rain let off we rushed to Shankok's field which is on quite a steep slope. The field house has suffered much during the last storm and does not protect completely against the rain. At the foot of the slope we see the girls and boys weeding, regardless of the rain. The girls have put their big palm-leaf caps on their heads and backs and from above they look like a row of mushrooms