Textiles have always been a very important part of Naga culture. Among the
Nagas two categories of clansmen had the right to adorn themselves in a
particular way --- the headhunters and the givers of ceremonial feasts. The
headhunters were concerned mostly with ornaments while givers of Feasts of
Merit had their position recorded by the clothing they had the right to wear.
For further reading on
, a bibliography of the textiles of the Northeast frontier of India - which
includes Nagaland - contains several useful titles specific to the textiles of
Nagaland. Be patient. This Indian site is not always available.
If making inquiries about a specific item, please be sure to include its
inventory number. The dimensions of each textile can be found on
its enlargement page.
For prices please send us an email requesting the 2003 Naga Textile price list.
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list" to the subject line of your email.