Superb Brass Naga Head worn as a trophy badge in the olden days by the erstwhile headhunter group.
This ancestral piece has a large metal 'head' medallion (probably brass) and glass beads that were highly valuable as they were used for trade.
Every element in this necklace - the head piece, the beads and the thread are all old.
Note the hole in the mouth - that is symbolic.
An old repair can also be seen at the back.
Large and very impressive. This necklace is a conversation piece - and not just an accessory. Framed this will make a wonderful piece on the walls!
Acquired on a trip to Nagaland in 2010
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.