The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database
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text: 4. Khutuing informed me that he saw no need to present me with the usual axe and weaving implements as he would have difficulty in procuring them at such short notice and there was little likelihood that I should ever need them, but he felt it essential to give me a woman's rice-basket, as a symbol both of fertility and of control of the household food supplies [Record B58]