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)