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: house-horns to adorn Netsoho's house
medium: books
person: Netsoho
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: It was not many days before a pair of newly carved house-horns adorned Netsoho's house, revealing to all the world that he had performed the stone-dragging rite, the first of the major Feasts of Merit. He had climbed a large step on the social ladder, and the two grey stones on the path to the fields would perpetuate his glory for many generations to come.