Tribal Naga Shawl | Warrior Blanket TTL03


This exotic tribal textile is from the Tangkhul tribe of Nagaland, located in Northeast India and extending into north-west Burma. Tangkhul Naga body shawls are often distinguished by the wonderful embellishment of the end panels. The quality of handmade cotton cloth, the weaving and the embroidery are impressive. There are three small circular patches of discoloration as shown in the main photo.

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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: 167cm, 66 in
Width: 103cm, 41 in
Naga Tribe: Tangkhul
Provenance: Nagaland (Burmese side)

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