The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: quarry for cists
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 29.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (53) Kongan 29/9/1936
text: Informant: We-an.
text: Quarry for cists:
text: At the place where the sandstone is taken for the head-cists, there is a chunga leaning. When the stone is cut out some madhu is offered in this and say: [konyak]. Then they pour a little madhu on the rock.