Vintage Naga Tribal Runner Burma TTL12


This vintage tribal textile from the Naga incorporates a complex ancient motif in deep rust over a black backing, ending in black tassels. This piece has seen several years of use and consequently there is some fading. It has been dry cleaned and is in very good condition.


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The Naga are an ancient tribal people found in the hills of Northeast India and North-Western Burma. They have a long and 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 add an exotic presence to both Western and Asian inspired decor.

Length: 195cm, 77in
Width: 50cm, 20 in
Provenance: Naga of Nagaland, Burma

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