The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: the moon
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 13.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (92) Wakching 13/2/1937
We are now in the month Tepili.
The month which "died" a few days ago was Taili
Liha-dza is the time when the new moon is first visible.
Helebu - the day of full moon.
Ledoimebu - the day before full moon.
Lekhobu - the day after full moon.
Shangmang - the day of new, (sic) when the moon is not visible at all.
text: (93) The moon is a woman and the sun a man. [konyak].