Old Naga Headhunter’s Skirt
This is a ceremonial skirt from a Naga warrior in Nagaland, in the extreme NE of India. These
textiles are referred to as a “headhunter’s” skirt, though its unlikely headhunting has occurred
for quite a while. 64 x 40 inches. The textile is handloomed wool with broad black and white
stripes along with rectangular red supplemental weft designs. The textile is made from 3 strips
of narrow loom woven cloth sewn together. The skirt is embellished with designs in cowrie
shells. The skirt is in good condition thought it is a little dirty. Most of these Naga textiles I find
are a bit dirty from rough use. This is an excellent uncommon textile from a remote part of the