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