The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook one

caption: Thevo, or village priest, of the Eastern Angamis
caption: Thevo's gifts of meat
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami> Eastern
location: Sagazumi
date: 8.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (32) 8/6/1936
text: In Sagazumi bits of dried meat were hanging in the porch of the Thevo's house. They are left from the feast held last year when the Thevo's house was rebuilt. As the people who had helped couldn't eat all the meat which the Thevo had provided and as it is not allowed to take away anything from the Thevo's house, the remaining meat was hung up on strings in the porch and left to rot away.
text: In Pfesa-Chadumi the customs are less rigid and people are allowed to take away the meat given by the Thevo at house building.