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: raw materials for cloth ; fibre and cotton
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York20:3
text: While only a minority of Konyak women worked as potters, all girls learned to spin and weave. The raw materials for the manufacture of textiles were the fibers of a small shrub ( 'Urticacaea Debregasia velutina)' and cotton.