The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twenty-seven. Return to Nagaland
caption: carrying the rice up in the rain
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: At about 3 p.m. nearly the whole field was reaped, and the first loads of rice were carried to the village. I left when most of the reaping was nearly completed and on the way back we were all caught in a thunderstorm with heavy rain. But the Konyaks who had covered their baskets with palm leaves ignored the rain, and in the midst of the downpour we met people going once more to the fields to bring up new loads.