The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: harpoons for fishing
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York15:3
text: Harpoons of the retriever type were mainly used for spearing fish. They were made up of a plain wooden shaft and a socketed single-barbed head, which was so loosely attached that it left the shaft when it pierced the fish; the coils of the retriever cord unwound as the prey made off and the floating shaft served to point the position of the catch.