Lot: 7

Warrior hair ornament

India, Naga, Konyak

Provenance Size Hammer price
B: 15 inch 1000 EUR

wood, goat hair,
This hair ornament was worn by Konyak men in a bun at the back of the head and was a visible sign of their status as warriors.

Still dating back to the time of headhunting, the carved heads provide information about the number of heads taken by the wearer.

Draguet, Michel, Naga, Brussels 2018, p. 212