Handmade silver bracelet, high quality craftsmanship with a one of a kind closure inspired in Nagaland tribal motifs. Naga tribes occupy a small area in north-eastern India and Burma. The particular geography of the region limits external contact and the Naga have been essentially self-sustaining. This has reinforced the introversion of their culture. Warrior ornaments give us a clue about the Naga’s habits and customs. Spiked wristlets worn by men served as weapons in hand to hand combat. They were made in various sizes and shapes, cast in brass using the lost wax method. These adornments feature a range of fierce spikes. Besides metals, many organic materials both vegetal and animal – were used among the Nagaland tribes. Armlets of ivory –akahaghi– are the most highly valued Naga ornaments. Only warriors are entitled to wear them, as they indicate high status achieved through head-taking or combat. Made of the wider sections of elephant tusks, they are normally worn in pairs above the elbow. The diameter of the central opening occurs naturally in the tusk; but only the upper part -where a suitably sized opening occurs- can be used for armlets. Both of the Naga people’s characteristic adornments provide eThnoPur with the shapes and concepts that originated the Naga collection. Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it INDIAN PROVERB
Handmade silver bracelet, high quality craftsmanship with a one of a kind closure inspired in Nagaland tribal motifs.
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