The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: baskets
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 1.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (6) Baskets: SKETCH P.6
A basket for keeping taro
Women's rice carrying basket
Basket for making madhu. (7) This is made waterproof by smearing the juice of the nie tree (a ficus) on the inside
A big basket for storing rice
A flat basket for making madhu
A flat tray hanging over the fire
Basket for carrying taro
(8) Man's carrying basket for pan and all trading purposes, often covered with palm leaves
Man's rice carrying basket SKETCH P.8
Like the former but much bigger, man's rice carrying basket. (9)
(There is a still bigger basket, too heavy to be carried. It is kept in the house).
Woman's wood carrying basket. (Very similar as the basket for carrying water).