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Antique Naga Beads

Antique Naga Beads


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1940: Item # 1371494

Please refer to our stock # 4087 when inquiring.
Abhaya Asian Antiques
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G/F, North Flat, Lot 965 Peak Road West
Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
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 $250.00 
Fine and rare Naga child’s cowrie shell necklace from northwest Burma on hand woven macramé cotton cord. These is an old set, circa 80 years with an excellent worn natural patina, please note that each bead is hand carved to nest into the other so when strung together and worn the necklace hangs in a circular fashion. Cowrie shells have been used been used as money and jewelry since just about the beginning of the human race. Please note that this is a genuinely old Naga artifact- most of what is being offered on the internet these days are new pieces aimed at the tourist market. L: 60cm/24in.