Old Conch Shell Nagalan Tribal Beads,
The Naga believed cowry shells symbolized the drawing of blood. These shells would be worn on men’s spears, wristlets and ceremonial aprons. Women rarely wore cowry shells unless her warrior father let his daughter wear his cowry circle cloth to special ceremonies. Circle cowry cloths symbolized the moon which would be in the sky when a warrior would often raid villages at night.
Beads were worn by all Nagas men and women alike. Bead ornamentation was worn constantly, they were viewed as being an essential part of a person. Beads are the first jewellery worn by a Naga baby, telling the world this child is now a part of the community. In some Naga groups, the removing of beads from a person body meant that they were now a non-being. So it was important to at least have one string of beads on at all times for good luck.
- Numero totale di oggetti
- Nome dell'oggetto indigeno
- Conch Shell Nagalan Tribal Beads
- Nagaland, India
- Cavo, Guscio, conchiglia, Perline
- Prima metà XX secolo
- Condizioni discrete
- Venduto con supporto
- 1×5×75 cm