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Late 19th century. Finely woven split cane of oval form with a reinforced baseband. The bottom half overlaid with red cane wrap interwoven at the front with yellow, forming a clan badge or identification. Addorsed boar tusks with fine pitch cover woven base sockets. A monkey tail wrapped around the top. Braided cane chin strap. 6” height to the top of the skull loop. Obviously collected early and in excellent preservation. The Naga continued headhunting into the colonial period when many were employed on tea plantations. As heads had to be taken in combat, British colonials were not endangered. Wonderful age character.

Stock Number: FNS9630

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