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Head hunter's basket that is deep and rectangular at the base and oval at the top. The basket has an outer frame work of cane, with a cloth carrying strap attached to the sides. The basket is decorated with two monkey skulls and fibre and bead tassels.


head carrier

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  head carrier
object name (local):  head hunter's basket
object name:  head carrier

Additional place information
made or collected:  Assam 
Naga; Konyak
Additional culture information
maker or user:  Naga 
maker or user:  Konyak 

Materials & techniques
cane; wool; bead; mammal bone; cloth
Additional material & technique information
material: wool (decoration)
material: bead (decoration)
material: mammal bone (decoration)
material: cane (overall)
technique: cloth (strap and decoration)
overall: 190.5 x 336.55 x 254 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 190.5 x 336.55 x 254 mm

Part of a small collection from India.
donor:  Rowland-Hill, T. C.  Undefined - 1963-05-03

Related subjects
association: War- and Peace-making
maker or user: Naga
maker or user: Konyak
object name: head carriers

Record created 2000-01-22
Record last updated 2017-10-06

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