The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook twelve

caption: field boundaries
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 7.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.3.1937-27.4.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The boundaries between the fields are marked by two stones in the corners and a line of sheang-shep, which connects the stones.
text: (Sheang = a small chunga, sheang-shep is a kind of garlic, phem-ha = jungle leaves). There are two kinds of sheang-shep, one with white and one with red blossoms. (64) The same plant is used by Kacha Nagas to make boundaries of fields, the Kuki don't use it.