The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: building of field houses
medium: notes
person: Shobong/ of Tanhai
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
date: 1.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: (61) Wakching 1/9/1936 Tanhai Informant: Shobong, gaonbura.
text: Building of field houses: The Dunong-ba, MEKSHIN, (Yin-gam clan) builds first his field house, but doesn't cover it with palm leaves the first day. The next day all the other villagers build their fieldhouses, but the Dunong-ba does not sow or reap first.