The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: building of first field house
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: (155) On the 5th day of Tepili, Yong-mek builds the first field house. The next day Niem-bong of Yin-yong-hu and Angban builds his field house, again the following day, Yong-we of Wem-nok-pong and Thepong builds his field house. Then all people build theirs. On the day of first sowing and of the building of the first field house Yong-mek is not allowed to go to another village. He may go on other days.