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: gender division of labour in domestic crafts
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York17:1
text: There was a rigid division of labour between the sexes insofar as domestic crafts were concerned. While in agriculture men and women cooperated in many tasks, no women was ever seen making baskets, carving wood, or working metal, and men took no part in pot-making, spinning, weaving, or dyeing yarn.