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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