The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: weaving , interior of Dimasa house
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Dimasa
location: Waphu (Bara Wapu)
date: 14.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: The interior of the houses, not to be entered with shoes, is outstandingly clean, with a smooth cow-dunged floor. In the verandah of one house a girl was weaving and we later were shown specimens of coloured cloths woven by Dimasa. Probably thanks to Doalagupu's presence the people were very cooperative and friendly. We entered a house and were offered excellent rice-beer in brass cups of the heavy type.