The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: pounding table, taboos concerning
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 22.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (102) For a pounding table "shim" a prize must be accepted, for whoever takes money for a "shim" the clan of the man will die out. For one says: "dou nok shim-bu" - this house has died out.