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: young wife remains with her kin, as unmarried
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York78:6
text: Even when the young wife wore the tattoo marks of a married woman, she did not go to live in her husband's house, but remained with her parents. During this period she led a life hardly distinguishable from that of an unmarried girl. As before, she worked with the labour gang of her girlfriends and in her parents' household, and only occasionally did she help her husband's family with the work on their fields.