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    • Blue Bead Necklace

    • Konyak Tribe
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Necklace
    • Ninety-five (95) blue glass beads with a brass head pendant. The head has metal loop dangle earrings. Only a warrior who had taken a head was supposed to wear pendants like this. The Konyak and other Naga tribes were once headhunters. This...
    • Phoenician Head Pendant

    • Ancient, unknown artist
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Bead
    • A Phoenician glass head pendant. The Phoenicians represented a federation of maritime traders rather than a defined country from about 1500 BC to 300 BC. Most head pendants are bearded and, therefore, male. This type is always unbearded and may...
    • Head Pendant Necklace

    • Naga Tribe
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Necklace
    • A necklace made of netted glass seed beads supporting a bronze pendant with four heads. Two of the heads have mithan horns while the heads on either side have earrings with red wool tassles. Mithan are wild cattle tended by the Naga People....
    • Head Ornament

    • Ifugao Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Hat
    • A small round fiber hat with a pair of Mother-of-Pearl drop earrings attached. This hat is worn by bachelors and sits to the back of the head, tying under the chin. Married men wear a hat with no decoration.
    • Naga Earrings

    • Naga Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Earrings
    • Two large chank shell disks with red tassles and beads at the top of each tassle. Woven multicolor beadwork connects the two disks. This earring band is a special class of earring suite connected by beadwork and worn so the chank shells go over...
    • Beaded Textile

    • Rabari Tribe
    • Unclassifiable Artifacts - Need to Classify - Head Ornament
    • A semi-triagular glass seed-beaded panel with a rounded top. Beaded background is white with a chicken in the top half and a tree-like shape with animals on the bottom half. Red cloth backing with orange trim. The Rabari People of Northern India...

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