The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: glass beads and other women's ornaments
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York14:4
text: Women's ornaments were not as varied as those of men, and besides the many types manufactured locally from brass and brass alloy, some of which had been handed down from generation to generation and were consequently valued as prestige symbols, most necklets, necklaces, armbands, earrings, and hair ornaments were fashioned from glass beads imported from the plains of Assam.