The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook six

caption: rituals before rice harvest and taboos
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 4.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.8.1936-26.10.1936
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Informant: Dzeam-ang (Bala)
text: Before a household begins the reaping of the rice the house-holder kills a chicken in front of the field house and brings it home, where it is eaten. That day the whole household is genna. None of the people living in the house speaks to anybody else. If they meet people on the road they let them pass on the left side. They neither give "pan", or fire, or water (66) to anybody on that day.