Gabriel, Hannelore
August 1985
Ornament;Aug85, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p37
The article discusses the shell jewelry of the Nagas people living in Burma. Tribes of Nagas live in the sub-Himalayan area called the Naga Hills, are a Mongoloid group, and they speak a language called Tibeto-Burmese. The Naga use conch and cowrie shells in their jewelry as well as for currency. After the the British military entered their territory Naga artifacts began being sold in markets.


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