The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: agricultural rituals
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Namsang Nachamkong (Namsang Machamkong)
date: 18.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (90) 18/3/1937 Namsang Machamkong
text: The piece of Pangsha head is now in a basket on the tree in front of the morung, at the "bihu" it would be taken to the morung.
text: The Maniekba, a man of Bishanghu clan, who makes gennas for the rice. At the Moirhem, a genna when the rice is about one foot high, he sacrifices one pig and one chicken in front of the morung. [konyak]. (91) The Medniekba, a Shungtokhu man, acts at a genna after rice harvest, the Medniekbu. All the young men go hunting and bring whatever they get to the genna-place outside the village fence. There the Medniekba pours out some madhu and says: [konyak].