Project Description

Seven strand Naga (Angami) adornment, Nagaland, India

Angami (Naga) necklace with 7 rows of shell, glass and carnelian beads, with bone spacers. It still keeps the original composition and strings.

Mid 19th Century.

Length of smaller row: 54 cm (21,26 in)
Length of longer row: 72 cm (28,35 in)
Biggest shell beads: 80 mm (3,15 in)
Width (bone spacers): 80 mm (3,15 in)
Weight: 436 gram


Jacobs, Julian “The Nagas – Hill Peoples of Northeast India”
Leurquin, Anne “Colliers ethniques”
Daalder, Truus “Ethnic Jewellery and Adornments”