Naga Beaded Necklace

$ 525

This is a ceremonial necklace from Nagaland. The Naga people of northeastern India have a rich and well-preserved culture in which adornment plays a key role. The strict control of ornament in Naga culture created a recognizable cultural hierarchy. This necklace has 34 strands of red glass beads patterned with orange, turquoise and dark blue. The traditional closure is woven fiber (jute?). This is a particularly beautiful example with beaded decoration and a coin button. 
Material: Glass, fiber metal

Measurements: 19"

Age: 1930

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