Naga Tribal Shawl | Warrior Blanket TTL44


This tribal Naga blanket is from north-west Burma and was traditionally worn as a body cloth indicating tribal belonging and status. It has been decorated with embroidered motifs favored by the Western Rengma tribal group including candles, buffalo, and deer. The cotton in this Naga textile is particularly soft, with exceptionally well rendered detail. It is ideal for use as an exotic sofa throw, bed throw, or as a wall hanging.

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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 when used as a sofa throw or wall decoration.

Length: 160cm, 63 in
Width: 101cm, 40 in
Tribal Group: Western Rengma
Provenance: Nagaland, NW Burma

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