NAGA WARRIOR'S HEADTAKER'S BASKET

Origin: Northeast India, Naga people    (Provenance: Vetted authentic by committee at the 2013 San Francisco Tribal Art show)

Period/Date:  Likely first quarter of the 20th century

Materials:  wood, rattan, bent wood, animal skulls, fur, feathers, hair 

Description:  This old headtaker's basket has its carrying strap intact and is decorated with numerous trophies and talismans.  It features a 14" tall female figure with dry varied patina.  Its rattan is tightly woven yet flexible and supple.  It is a very impactful and fetish rich example, being set off by a curved monkey tail next to the figure.

Dimensions:   Height 17.5"  (44.5 cm), Width 18"  (46 cm), Depth 12" (30.5 cm), Figure 14" (35.5 cm)

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