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This is a pair of fine antique Naga head hunter bracelets. They are a copper alloy with raised skulls cast into the surface as well as rows of spikes. These are clearly very old and show advanced signs of wear and use. Besides being in accord with the "Naga aesthetic", which is characterized by a pronounced martial orientation,  these also served a defensive purpose in protecting the wrist in close quarter combat during head taking raids, as well as offensive purpose, as a blow to any place on an opponent's body could inflict injury given the spiked surface.

 

ITEM NAME:   Naga bracelets
ITEM CODE:   HMN-59
PRICE:   Email 
SHIPPING:  
STATUS:   Available
PEOPLE/REGION:   Naga - North east India/Western Burma

MATERIALS:   

Metal

AGE:   

circa  early 20th C. or before

SIZE:   

3¼" diameter
5" tall
 

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