Project Description

Bonda glass beads necklace, NE India

This is a twelve-strand necklace of very small glass beads, in a red and yellow combination.

From the beginning of the 20th century.

Bonda women wear a big amount of this necklaces in different lengths, completely covering the front upper part of the body, and rolling them also around their heads.

A similar type of necklaces is also worn by other tribes around the Golden Triangle, in the border between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, like the Karen people.

The necklace is approx 80 cm long

There’s no clasp to fasten it.

(IND1352)