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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 1950: Item # 1408611

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Abhaya Asian Antiques
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G/F, North Flat, Lot 965 Peak Road West
Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
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Fine cowrie shell necklace from northwest Burma, probably Naga on a hand woven macramé cotton cord. This is an old set, circa 80 years with an excellent worn natural patina and almost porcelain like surface these need to be handled to be appereciated. 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 are probably the most ubiquitous ornament to have ever adorned a human being since the beginning. L: 60cm/24in.

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