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A fantastic old pillar carving from a Naga morung or long house.  The morung or dormitory system of housing single adults and adolescents was a unique component of traditional Naga society.  In such long houses we would find large support pillars of the structure had been adorned with  tribal carvings such as the leopard as we see here, but also mithun - the Naga's semi-domesticated "buffalo", hornbill birds, snakes, warriors and also primitive erotic carvings.  This is a rare and wonderful piece of Naga ethnographica for the serious collector or institution with a Naga inventory.
 

ITEM NAME:   Naga long house pillar carving
ITEM CODE:   HMN-52
PRICE:   Email 
SHIPPING:  
STATUS:   SOLD
PEOPLE/REGION:   Naga - North east India / Western Burma

MATERIALS:   

Wood and pigments
 

AGE:   

Early 20th C. or before

SIZE:   

 16 inches wide x 70 inches long (5' 8 )
 
 

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