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Late 19th – early 20th Century
A shallow crowned war hat made of coiled cane with a bamboo brim decorated with a strip of bears fur and hide, strands of red dyed human hair and two boar’s tusks
Size: 17cm high, 25cm wide, 25cm deep – 6¾ ins high, 9¾ ins wide, 9¾ ins deep
Four men’s wristlets decorated with Cowry shells sewn onto a woven ground edged with red dyed goats hair the clasp to each made of two sliding wooden pegs
Size: approx: 12cm high – 4¾ ins high (each) (excluding bases)
A double strand necklace of longitudinal perforated Columella conch shell drops with bone geometric decorated spacers and blue glass trade beads to the top. An old label inscribed ‘Arboi CWH’
Size: approx: 70cm long – 27½ ins long
A necklace composed of large barrel shaped perforated Columella conch shell drops interspersed with oval cornelian agate beads
Size: approx: 80cm long – 31½ ins long
A mans single boars tusk neck-let with a central piece of cut shell with a cornelian agate bead bound with red orchid root
Size: 17.5cm wide, 15cm deep – 7 ins wide, 6 ins deep
A mans double boars tusk neck-let with two central medallions of cut shell with cornelian agate beads bound with orchid root. These neck-lets denote status gained through feasting and warfare
Size: approx: 20cm wide, 16.5cm deep – 8 ins wide, 6½ ins deep
An Angami warrior’s loin cloth decorated with vertical lines of Cowry shells sewn onto a woven textile ground with red dyed goat hair bound with yellow orchid root half circles above
Size: 46cm high, 31cm wide – 18 ins, high, 12¼ ins wide
A mans skull cap of coiled cane with a bamboo brim with an old label inscribed ‘Arboi CWH’
Size: 13cm high, 28cm deep, 22cm wide – 5 ins high, 11 ins deep, 8¾ ins wide