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: contents of Yonyang's house ; baskets, nets, implements and tools
medium: books
person: Yonyang/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York27:7
text: Baskets, fishing nets, and agricultural implements were hung up on the walls and suspended from the roof. Spears stood in one corner and dao were stuck in the matting walls. Utensils used in the preparation of food, cooking pots, pounding pestles, wooden ladles, and dishes were grouped within reach of the hearth. All belongings not in frequent use were packed up in closely woven cane baskets and securely closed with lids. Such baskets, used as receptacles for textiles and ornaments, were safe from the depredations of rats and were more or less waterproof.