Antique Naga Head Hunter & Trade Bead Necklace, Early 20th Century

Two brass medallions and an old chankflange with trade and glass beads. Attributed to the Konyak and contiguous tribal groups. These types of brass heads are fashioned from box tops originating in Assam or Bengal and coming into the Naga realm via Manjour, and so are sometimes referred to as "Manjour Medallions". These necklaces were the privilege of those who participated in successful head hunting raids.

Naga, early 20th century. 14" long.

Collections: Ethnographic, European, Fashion