Naga People. Jewelry and Ashes

01.02.2012 - 11.06.2012

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Long feared by their neighbors as notorious head-hunters, the Naga people lived in the mountainous north-east of India.
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Nobody was interested in them. They recorded the stories of their life and their world not in ink on paper but in a complex system of textile patterns, jewelry designs and wood carvings – one that only they could read and understand.  Objects of breathtaking beauty, their jewelry, recorded the desirable attributes of men and women in the woven patterns of their large shawls, ornaments their status and rank in society, and wooden figures allowed the deceased to live on in the tribe's memory or told of vanquished enemies. And songs and myths preserved stories that transcended the repertoire of material forms.
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