The Naga are an ancient tribal people found in the hills of Northeast India and parts of 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.
Length: 170cm, 67 in
Width: 105cm, 41 in
Naga Tribe: Angami
Provenance: Nagaland (Burmese side)