Naga People, India
19th-very early 20th Century
Cotton, dog hair, shells
59 x 39 in / 150 x 99 cm
On a finely handspun cotton cloth, cowry shells are stitched down depicting cosmic diagrams of circles and a human figure, awarded only to a successful headhunter. Supplementary weft squares of reddish dog hair decorate the background.
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