The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: words said at first rice sowing
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 10.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (143) Words said by Yong-mek at first rice sowing: [konyak]. These words are said when he kills the chicken. During the actual sowing he says: [konyak]. (144) The next day all men do the first rice sowing and say the same words. The name of this ceremony is Tai-bu.