The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook ten

caption: agricultural rituals; burning fields
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Punkhung
date: 6.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.2.1937-11.4.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (66) Punkhung 6/3/1937
text: Lihambu is the genna when the Yim-dong patches are made on the fields. On this day only the field of the Ang the Yim-dong is made. The Wang-shim-ben-ba makes this genna for the Ang. He kills a chicken on the Yim-dong of the Ang. There is no genna for taro. There is no genna for preventing fires. Wen-gog-nie is the day when the new fields are burnt, like in Oting, new fire is lighted in the evening of that day on all fire-places.