THANK YOU made from woven un-dyed cane base over which is fixed a mat of thin, red-dyed cane interspersed with the dried yellow skin of the orchid plant to create geometric patterns. Curved tusks of a wild boar have been attached to either side. The bases of these are embellished with woven cane which itself has an excellent, deep patina. A plume of red-dyed domesticated goat hair is attached to a curved bamboo sliver that has been covered in finely plaited cane strips. Measures 30cm Hats such as these were not part of the everyday dress of a Naga man.They were worn on festive occasions along with copious jewellery and other body decorations. Genuine Hats like these are seldom found in situ anymore, only a handful still owned by the few remaining elders. The common ones you will see at hornbill festival and other modern festivals use fake tusks and hair now. The Naga people comprise a range of related tribes that inhabit the north-eastern India and north-western Burma. The form of this hat suggests it is from the Hemi Naga of western Burma. This hat is in excellent condition with no obvious losses. The item "Genuine Old Nagaland Ceremonial Headdress.
Asian Tribal Art" is in sale since Wednesday, June 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian". The seller is "wandererswonders" and is located in Ashford. This item can be shipped worldwide.