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: weaving on Indonesian loom
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York20:6
text: Both bark fibre and cotton yarn were woven on a tension loom of a type known to ethnographers as "Indonesian." This loom was portable and could be set up in any convenient flat space, one end being hung up on a post or fence, the other fastened to the waist of the weaver by means of a broad hide belt.