The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: games
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 26.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (160) Games:
A girl's game with stones, which they try to hit with sword beans (wu kheak kheak bu)
playing with dolls (nauya leang-bu)
Boys' games: "pheang gheap bu" - spinning tops (one boy tries to hit and put out the top of the other).
Fights between the boys of different morungs (hokbu).
(161) Shang dze de shing bu - a game with a piece of wood for which the boys fight at Ponglongpongbu.
Lingkhongkhakbu (bamboo hit) - a game in which ten boys hold ten bamboos and move them while other boys try to cross them SKETCH P.161