The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: description of a funeral
caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: abstensions from work
medium: books
person: Chinyak
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York90:4
text: On the day of the funeral all the men of the Oukheang abstained from work on the fields, but only those women belonging to the deceased's clan observed ritual abstention and remained in the village. The unmarried girls of the Balang and Ang-ban, both former partners of the deceased, also observed a day's abstention from work.