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19th Century Naga Head Hunter Warriors Feast of Merit Textile

Lot: 12

Circa 1890.
Terminates in fringe on both ends red dyed dog hair squares are evenly distributed on a dark field of black, red and brown white seeds sown into 35 Double Circles depict 3 standing human figures. the top and bottom with 6 light brown linear bands.
Red David Howard Tribal Art sticker 915A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions: 72 long x 41 inches wide..
Similar examples in The Nagas: Hill People of Northeast India: Society, Culture and the Colonial Encounter by Julian Jacobs, pages 296, 297, 298.
Condition: Light wear and aging.

Up for Auction on January 23, 2021

Estimate: $400 - 800

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