The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook one

caption: the first sower
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami
date: 10.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-17.12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (62) 10th [June]
text: The first sower is a man. He is called Tsakro. He may be a man of any clan, but of good character. He mist be a widower. He must always remain chaste before and during ceremonies. The first reaper too may be of any clan, but it must be a disciplined woman, (Nishopo), she must have no husband. Each of them gets a very small basket of rice from every household.