24/06/2013

Naga basket monkey rodents skulls boar's tusks

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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2008 - 2016

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Ceremonial 

Head-taker's basket,  used mainly at dances.

Fine dark-coloured conical basket ornamented with monkey skull and the skulls of 5 (different) rodents all with black and white spots.

Also 7 boar's tusks, tassels of grass and  bearskin.

Konyak, Wakching village.

Shown with baldrick of a man who has taken a head, of red and black.

Cotton and hair of white dog dyed with madder.

Independent Konyak, Shakji village.

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29 x max. dia. 30cm (basket); 160 x 16cm (baldric)

FURER HAIMENDORF COLLECTION

Collected during 1936 1937

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