GENUINE VERY RARE KONYAK Naga Headdress. This is a very old and rare Headdress from the konyak headhunter tribe.
Unlike many other Naga headdresses available which are used for ceremonial purposes this example was used in ritual. The base is woven palm fiber decorated with many eagle Feathers, domesticated buffalo horn, and skull as center piece. There are chains of beads lining the entire width of the hat.
Very impressive and fierce presence. This is a very rare example which is almost impossible to find in situ.
The exact age is unknown. Very strong patina which shows the many years of traditional hut housing.
Age related wear exists, one small horn is missing which is covered by the feathers and please see photos for other. Size 40cm x 35cm More photos available. The item "GENUINE VERY RARE KONYAK headhunter Naga ritual Headdress. Asian Tribal Art" is in sale since Friday, July 12, 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 to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe.