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: planting and harvesting of taro
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York32:3
text: The planting as well as the harvesting of taro was exclusively women's work. Using digging sticks and small dao, they dug holes, and in these they planted the tubers. A man would have been ashamed even to carry taro to or from the fields.