Vintage Naga Shawl | Warrior Blanket TTL19


This textile is from the Angami tribe of the Naga in north-west Burma and was worn as an indication of tribal belonging and status. It has been decorated with ancient embroidered tribal motifs. The textile ends in knotted tassels and could be used as a sofa or bed throw as well as a wall hanging. There are a couple of subtle marks present as shown in the photos.

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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.

Length: 170cm, 67 in
Width: 110cm, 43 in
Tribal Group: Angami
Provenance: Nagaland, NW Burma

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