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Antique Tribal Beads from Nagaland – North East India
The white beads are possibly kernels of conch shells that are prized by the Nagas on account of the association with their belief about their origin.
Estimated to be from the early 1960s
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.