Project Description

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. 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

Price: 425,00 €