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: threshing rice in the huts
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 29.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: The small boys picked up the sheaves and rushed with them to the threshing hut. There they threw them down and a gang of youths hanging on to ropes dangling from the rafters trod out the ears with rhythmic movements supported by a chant, and then threw out the empty sheaves at the other end of the hut.
text: This operation took very little time, and there was never a moment when the supply of sheaves piled up at the front end.
text: Meanwhile older men were working in one of the open shelters.