The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: boys asked to help with weeding in girls' fields
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York73:5
text: During the long months when the rice fields had to be weeded, the girls would ask their boyfriends to help them with this monotonous task, and in response to such a request, two or three Oukheang boys would work with a gang of Balang girls on the fields of one of the girls' fathers.