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Naga Necklace Shell Pendant India

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Product #: 90256
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Title Naga Necklace Shell Pendant India
Materials Glass and shell.
Made In India, Nagaland?
Approximate Age Contemporary
Overall Condition Good. 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.
Damage/Repair Broken beads.
Object Size See picture with penny for size comparison.
Necklace Length 24 inches
Pendant Size 2.25 x 4 inches. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter).

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.