Naga Textiles

Naga textile being worn by wealthy clan member
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 Naga textiles , 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. To assure that your email will be received please add "Naga textile price list" to the subject line of your email.

A Collection of Textiles from Nagaland

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19532a-Naga-shawl
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19532b-Naga-shawl
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19532c-Naga-shawl
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19532d--Naga-shawl
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19533a-Naga-shawl
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19533b-Naga-shawl
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19533c-Naga-shawl
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19533d-Naga-shawl
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19535-Naga-shawl
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19538-Naga vest-front
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19538-Naga vest-reverse
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19541a-Naga-shawl
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19541b-Naga-shawl
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