Necklace with Coral; Nagaland People c. 1950s
Beautiful & Oversized White Metal with Coral Necklace. The strings are mesh style very very beautiful. Coral is very old and at that time & before the 1950s in areas in Nagaland, Tibet & Nepal, a lot of the coral & turqoise used were considered semi-precious. The metal is white metal. This piece looks best when worn because it sits so beautifully on the neck. Dimension:- 53cm (length) Square Portion in Front with Coral - 9cm x 9cm. About Nagaland:- The mountainous state of Nagaland is located on the eastern boundary of Northeast India bordering the Kingdom of Myanmar and remains home to the sixteen Naga tribes, each with distinct culture, tribal traditions and language. It is a land of festivals and folklore that have been passed down for generations. Nagaland has always attracted numerous visitors and curious anthropologists from around the world, who have come to learn more about the tribal lifestyles of these once-headhunters. Nagaland hosts the popular Hornbill Festival every year in December, which is one of the biggest tourism event in the Indian subcontinent.