The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Introduction
caption: rich and artistic material culture of Nagas
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York3:2
text: In comparison with many of the aboriginal tribes of peninsular India the Nagas stand out by their substantial villages and their rich material culture. Large, well-built houses, often decorated with elaborate carvings, also set them apart from most of the tribes of the Himalayan foothills north of the Brahmaputra, and this efflorescence of technical skills and artistic expression occurred in a habitat inherently not more favorable than the natural environment of tribes much poorer in material possessions.