Heirloom Piece from the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.
The blue Beads are new.
Age of the medallion is unknown but it is estimated to be from the 1960s
Similar pieces seen in the National Museum, New Delhi
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.
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