The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook six

caption: taboos associated with pregnancy
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
date: 11.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.8.1936-26.10.1936
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (81) The husband of a pregnant woman does not:
text: cut big trees and big ropes
text: kill or divide up any animal.
text: A pregnant woman is not allowed to weave. She doesn't work very hard and doesn't carry heavy loads - her husband does some of her work, as carrying water and wood.