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: men and girls serenade and receive gifts at harvest feast
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: It was the night of the second feast-day, when the boys went to receive these breads, and the palm roofs shimmered like silver in the bright moonlight that flooded the village. The girls had assembled (81) in their dormitories, and groups of boys moved singing from one to another. Everywhere they were given millet-bread, and everywhere they rewarded the girls with their monotonous song.