The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: spells for fishing
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 25.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: notebook 3,p.189
text: (132) Wakching 25/5/1937
text: Inf. Chinyang
text: Words said before starting to fish with hook when crawling through the split bamboo [konyak]. When crawling through the opening of the bamboo, he sticks a small branch which he has carried into a split of the bamboo. (133) Words used when sprinkling the blood on a fishing net. (cf. NB 3, 189) [konyak].