Naga Necklace of Multi-Colored Antique Glass Beads, 15 inches


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  • Konyak Naga necklace of multi-color glass trade bead, 15 inches without the extender loops. In excellent condition. Only one available.
  • 32 strands of early 1900’s 9-10mm red bugle beads of Indian manufacture, with tiny cut 1-2mm cobalt, mustard and turquoise glass seed beads traded from Europe.
  • Multi-strand necklaces were worn daily by both men and women as ornamentation and signs of status.
  • Multi-color pieces like this one were less abundant, and usually smaller in size, possibly due to the intricate patterning and time involved in stringing it. This original piece, with a particularly tight, woven macrame closure, has two beaded loops to added to extend its length.
  • Collected in the 1980’s.