The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: genna for increase of crops
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 19.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: (35) Lai-pham-bu - genna for the increase of crops. The people don't work on the fields on this day, they leave the village however for fetching fire-wood, but of each house one man or woman goes to the fields with leaves on the carrying basket, and fetches four different kinds of crops. With some rice ears the hearth of the house is fed by the oldest woman of the house.