377 Antique Wedding Beads - Apatani Tribe - Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Jewelry

Beads used in Apatani Tribe Weddings in Arunachal Pradesh

Trade beads used to create these strings.

Most are made of  glass beads but one string is made of metal beads

Estimated to be from the early 1900s.

Very rare as this tribe lives in a remote plateau in a remote state in North East India. Reaching this group has been the most difficult journey of my life. Attached are photos of of two Apatani women I met on my journey.