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Naga Necklace Brass Pendant India

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Title Naga Necklace Brass Pendant India
Materials Brass colored metal (unknown metal content) and glass.
Made In India, Nagaland?
Approximate Age Contemporary
Overall Condition Good to fair. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Object Size 5-14 mm diameter.
Necklace Length 36 inches
Pendant Size 2.5 x 2 inches. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).
Brand Unbranded
Style Statement
Type Necklace

Additional information: The Naga are hill people of Northeast India. They are radically different from the better known Hindu people of India. They made use of a variety of glass beads, primarily bright colored, and also used conch shells on which they drew pictures rather like petroglyphs. They used to engage in head hunting.

For more information, and examples similar to this piece, see THE NAGAS, by Julian Jacobs.