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: blacksmith's workshop and methods
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York19:1
text: The small hut serving the blacksmith as a workshop stood near his house. In it was the furnace, worked by bellows of the horizontal, one-piston type. Glowing charcoal was used to heat the earthenware air chamber, and the smith, holding the red-hot metal between tongs, hammered it into shape on an iron anvil and cooled it in a stone trough filled with water.