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: pottery; shape and size of pots
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York20:1
text: All Konyak pots had rounded bases and did not stand without the support of a plaited bamboo ring. When used for cooking, they rested on the stones of the hearth.
text: The size of pots varied according to the purpose for which they were intended. Small pots with a diameter of about 4 inches were often taken to the fields for boiling tea, but household cooking pots had a diameter of more than 12 inches. To steam rice, Konyaks made pots with perforated bases, and these were placed on top of larger pots in which water was boiling.