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19th C. Naga Leather Headhunter's Bag w/ Monkey Skulls

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19th C. Naga Leather Headhunter's Bag w/ Monkey Skulls

Lot 0023B Details

Description
Northern India, Naga, mid to late 19th CE. An early leather headhunter's bag dramatically decorated with four monkey skulls, the two at each end framed by pairs of animal (perhaps boar) tusks, with a rectangular lid attached to the overall rectangular form via woven fibers, a leather loop at the lower end, a strand of knotted natural fibers across the front, plaited wicker lining the back of the lid, and a strap of twisted wire attached to wicker loops for suspension. This bag was most likely used to carry human heads as headhunting was a traditional practice among the Naga tribes of northern India and Myanmar. A rare find indeed! Size: 7" deep x 11" W x 9.5" H (17.8 cm x 27.9 cm x 24.1 cm)

Provenance: Ex - Private LA collection acquired in the 1980's.

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#116024
Condition
Expected wear with minor losses to the leather but some hair from the animal's coat still remains. Metal framework has oxidized a bit as expected. Strap connecting lid to loop at lower front missing. Nevertheless very good overall.
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19th C. Naga Leather Headhunter's Bag w/ Monkey Skulls

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500
Aug 03, 2016
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0023B: 19th C. Naga Leather Headhunter's Bag w/ Monkey Skulls

Sold for $6,000
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Est. $2,500 - $3,500Starting Price $1,200
Antiquities | Ethnographic | Folk Art
Wed, Aug 03, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0023B Details

Description
...
Northern India, Naga, mid to late 19th CE. An early leather headhunter's bag dramatically decorated with four monkey skulls, the two at each end framed by pairs of animal (perhaps boar) tusks, with a rectangular lid attached to the overall rectangular form via woven fibers, a leather loop at the lower end, a strand of knotted natural fibers across the front, plaited wicker lining the back of the lid, and a strap of twisted wire attached to wicker loops for suspension. This bag was most likely used to carry human heads as headhunting was a traditional practice among the Naga tribes of northern India and Myanmar. A rare find indeed! Size: 7" deep x 11" W x 9.5" H (17.8 cm x 27.9 cm x 24.1 cm)

Provenance: Ex - Private LA collection acquired in the 1980's.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#116024
Condition
...
Expected wear with minor losses to the leather but some hair from the animal's coat still remains. Metal framework has oxidized a bit as expected. Strap connecting lid to loop at lower front missing. Nevertheless very good overall.

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