Angami, Naga People, India19th Century or earlierShells30.5 in / 77 cm$4,000
This prestigious heirloom necklace is composed of large beads likely cut from a giant clam. The Angami live high in the mountains and far from the sea. That is why jewelry made from shell is so highly esteemed. A related piece is published in NAGA, awe inspiring beauty, by Michel Draguet, fig 236, p 306.
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