This example dates from the first half of the 20th century when the metallic threads were real and not plastic imitations. To prove the point, this dupatta weighs over four pounds. It is in very good condition with no holes and only a few loose threads. It measures 162 by 92 inches.
This camel cover is a fine example of their appliqué work. Each surface element is cut out, folded over and hand stitched onto a rectangle or square of red or blue. Then the pieces are stitched together into a large rectangle, with an oval cut out to go over the hump of the camel...
The timeless quality of an object like this defies precise dating. All we have to go on is the patina and workmanship and the knowledge that Nagaland is now inundated with factory produced goods. Let's say that it is pre-1950.
The beater is 22 inches long and is 9-1/2 inches wide at its widest. Condition is excellent.
A 21 inch string of black, yellow and green beads attaches to loops on either ends of the brass heads. The three heads together measure 5-3/4 inches in length...
The brass measures 4-1/2 inches across and 3 inches high. The beads are 21 inches.
Measurements are 7-1/2 by 14 inches.
At its widest the piece is 6 inches. The opening for the neck is 3-1/2 inches, and the widest inner width is 4-7/8 inches.