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: 178cm, 70 in
Width: 102cm, 40 in
Tribal Group: Doyang
Provenance: Nagaland, NW Burma