figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Female figure (wood) carved from one piece of wood, feature and parts of body marked with black paint. A face is carved on the chest. "Worn by a warrior who has taken a head of a woman whose husband has taken a head; hence a woman wearing a head." Worn in dancing basket. Collector's note: Naga Hills, 1947. Ht. 13" Wth. 3"For dancing basket - Konyak Naga

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