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: absence of specialist wood carvers
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York17:6
text: Though there were no professional wood-carvers among the Konyaks, some artists were famous far beyond the borders of their own village. Nevertheless, it was unusual to employ a wood-carver from another village when a new bachelors' hall or chief's houses was to be built. If a specially skilled artist lived in a tributary village, however, a chief might invite him to execute some of the carvings on the new building.