The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: ritual of path clearing
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Punkhung
date: 5.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The next month (Geng-sha-liet) is again one day genna which is also called Geng-sha. On that day the path to the fields is cleared. After three months which are spent in weeding Pang-po-bu is held. It lasts only one day. Pigs are killed (rich men may also kill mithan) and the people remain at home and eat and drink. The morung boys tie leaves at the posts and carvings of the morung.