The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: a particular marriage
caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: gifts to bride's father's younger brother for kin ; drinking at wedding
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York78:1
text: The groom gave to the bride's father's younger brother a bundle of spears to be distributed among the young men of the bride's clan. When all guests had gathered, the groom's parents served the bride with rice and rice beer. After she had eaten, the other guests were offered rice beer and betel, but no solid food.