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A stunning old necklace from the Angami Naga people. The Naga are a diverse tribal group whose homeland is the old North East frontier area of India and Western Burma. This is an exemplary piece - indeed a definitive example of this particular genre of Naga Jewelry. Serious Naga collectors will find this an appealing offer. This has beautiful beads of chank columella and chank shell clasps... as is typical of pieces in this age range, some of the jute binding has rotted away and been replaced. This kind of restoration of the binding is typical in old pieces.

The Naga were avid head hunters and are something of a cultural anomaly in an area surrounded by Vajrayana Buddhism to the North and West, Hinduism to the south and Theravadin Buddhism in the East. A fascinating people with very distinctive beliefs and material culture.


ITEM NAME:   Angami Naga Bead Necklace
PRICE:   Email 
PEOPLE/REGION:   Naga - North east India


Glass beads, carnelian, shell, bone spacers


Circa early 20th C. or before


35" long
approx. 3-3/4" width

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