The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: ceremonies at first rice sowing
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 17.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Like the Shiong people, the Wakching people make a small partition on one of their new fields, called Li-shem-bu, it is in the middle of a bigger partition called Wem-dzong SKETCH P.125
text: The Lishembu is only made by Yong-mek and by the Ang, the other people make only Wem-dzongs. Yong-mek sows the first rice (126) on the Lishembu. On the same days the Ang sows the rice. This day is called Lishem-ni and the whole village is not genna. He says: [konyak].
text: Inf. Chinggai: At Oting this genna is called Lishembu too. Four households do the first sowing, three are of Ang clan, one of Wang-shu.
text: (127) [konyak]