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: iron ore for blacksmiths brought from Assam
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York19:2
text: The Konyaks did not know how to smelt iron ore, and all the iron required for the manufacture of weapons and tools was bought from the markets of the plains of Assam, usually in the form of scrap iron and worn out implements.