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: weeding of rice
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York32:4
text: Rice was by far the most important and also the most highly valued crop. When its young shoots covered the hill slopes with a dense carpet of luminous green, the villagers enjoyed little leisure, for in between the rice sprouted weeds, and these had to be laboriously eradicated. Each field was weeded several times, and as the cultivated areas were large, men and women spent many weeks working with bent backs in their fields.