Old Naga glass beads necklace, India
14-strand necklace of red-orange Naga beads, still in its original stringing of natural fibres. Used as a symbol of status inside the tribe. Glass beads are also an important item in every woman’s dowry.
From 1st half XXth c.
As the Nagas possessed no glass-making technology, these beads were traded.
The strands are approx. is 58 cm long (22,83 in), and the average size of the cylindrical beads is 8 mm (0,27 to 0,43 in).
Weight: 530 gr