The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Eight. The Harvest
caption: girls awaiting boys in party
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The girls chatted eagerly to each other, and after a considerable time had elapsed we heard the voices of the young men outside. Quite indifferent to the rain pattering on their large rain-shields, they stood almost half an hour before the door, singing a song of almost unbelievable monotony, while the girls sat rather shyly on the long pounding-table in the great hall.