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: new furniture and ornaments
medium: books
person: Shoupa
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: In the houses of the wealthier people I noticed the appearance of some new items of furniture and equipment. Shoupa produced a table and chairs, electric torches were widespread, and enamel mugs had almost completely replaced the lovely bell-metal cups. In some houses I also found rice-huskers similar to a hand-mill, but even though these novel implements eased the work of husking rice, the traditional pounding tables were by no means out of use.