The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: eating meal in fields
medium: diaries
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: Around noon the work is interrupted and everyone comes together at the field house. Not everyone has room inside. The young men secure themselves their preferred place while the older women eat their meal in front of the house and the young girls at the back where they are partly in the shade of the roof. The rice is taken out of the leaf wrappers in which it had been carried from Shankok's house and it is eaten cold. The taro has been boiled to a thick whitish paste with some bits in it and it is eaten from large leaves together with the rice.