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19th Century Naga Head Hunters Warriors Ceremonial Necklace

Lot: 13

Circa 1880.
Tubular oblong carnelian beads tiny and mid-sized tarnished brass bells 3 tarnished brass coils 2 sea shells at the collar blue, yellow and white trade seed beads 2 oval dark red glass trade beads milk white and off white 1/8 Inch glass trade beads and 2 European Victorian green glass trade beads one of which is facet Cut strung on the original hand woven textile.
1237A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions: 13 inches long..
Similar examples in The Nagas: Hill People of Northeast India: Society, Culture and the Colonial Encounter by Julian Jacobs,pages 311 and 320.
Condition: Wear and patina from general use.

Up for Auction on January 23, 2021

Estimate: $400 - 600

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