The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: invoking gods when eating and drinking
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 27.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Whenever they eat rice they throw a little aside for Ghawang and say "Ghawang you will eat first" [konyak]. They do that in the morning, at midday and in the evening. Also when they kill a chicken or a pig they invoke Ghawang with the same words. [konyak]