Naga Shawl | Sofa Throw TTL39

This tribal textile of the Naga is from the Chang tribe and consists of two panels sewn together and embroidered with traditional Chang motifs. The textile is richly colored, predominantly in dark grey, red and black and ends in knotted tassels. It could be used as a sofa or bed throw as well as a wall hanging.

The Naga are an ancient tribal people found in the hills of Northeast India and Northwest Burma. They have a rich tradition of textile weaving and are renowned for their flamboyant adornments for the body. Textile weaving is the preserve of women. They employ the back-strap loom tension method (sometimes called Indonesian) using handspun cotton and sometimes hemp. After the cloth has been woven, small patches of embroidery are sometimes added using a porcupine needle.

Tribal textiles from the Naga lend a rich ambiance to a room.

Length: 166cm, 65 in
Width: 99cm, 39 in
Tribal Group: Chang
Provenance: Nagaland, NW Burma

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