The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Two. Feasts Of Merit
caption: blessing by tevo
medium: books
person: Netsoho
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The grey-haired Tevo was politely invited into Netsoho's house.. There, in solemn silence, Netsoho sat with his wife on the huge (18) rice-pounding table. The Tevo was offered a little rice-beer in a banana-leaf cup. He swallowed it and blessed the couple : "May your crops be plentiful, may your rice-beer be inexhaustible, and may your health be preserved from all dangers."