Red Naga Necklace

$ 625

The people of Nagaland, in Northern India, were the last living headhunters, a group with deep and simple principles of justice and decoration. Along with the ban of headhunting in the 1960s, many of the adornments that signified the social merit of the tribespeople also stopped being made. Because of the multitude of strands, this gorgeous necklace would have belonged to someone the chief's family, and it has survived for nearly a century.

Material: Glass, jute

Measurements: 17" interior circumference 

Age: C.1920

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