TITLE

SHELL JEWELRY of THE NAGAS

AUTHOR(S)
Gabriel, Hannelore
PUB. DATE
August 1985
SOURCE
Ornament;Aug85, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
32622707

 

Related Articles

  • INDONESIAN POWER JEWELRY Ornaments from Outer Island Indonesia. Rodgers, Susan // Ornament;Autumn86, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p28 

    The article reports on the jewelry of the outer islands of Indonesia. Village cultures on these islands use body ornament, their jewelry, as representations of philosophical ideas and concepts in addition to simple decoration. Their jewelry is made out of various materials such as precious...

  • LEI NIHO PALAOA A Classic Hawaiian Ornament. Liu, Robert K. // Ornament;Aug85, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p21 

    The article discusses the lei niho palaoa of Hawaii. The lei niho palaoa was used as an emblem of chief ranking in ancient Hawaii. It is made of carved whale tooth and human hair and is bilaterally symmetrical with two different sections. However, there are varieties in design and materials that...

  • WECKSTRÖM ON WECKSTRÖM. Blauer, Ettagale // Metalsmith;Fall1984, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p34 

    The article focuses on Finnish designer Björn Weckström and his views on the state ansd emerging trends in jewelry industry. It relates that Weckström considers the role of jewelry in the contemporary scene as a kind of social signal, a pre-verbal communication and a kind of clothe that...

  • From Antiquity to Modern. Ao, Temsula // Indian Folklife;Jul2009, Issue 33, p3 

    An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses an article on the origin myth of the Aos, an article on Naga Heroes and an article on women's marginalization.

  • VINTAGE CHINESE BANGLES. Liu, Robert K. // Ornament;2013, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p16 

    The author discusses vintage Chinese bangles and bracelets, focusing on ethnographic analysis of various pieces dating from the Qing Dynasty to Republic of China. Topics include the use of materials such as rattan, silver, and bamboo in such jewelry, the social use and meanings of the pieces,...

  • Abuses in Nagaland. Sundquist, John // Christian Century;07/15/98, Vol. 115 Issue 20, p670 

    Focuses on the persecution of the Nagas, an ethnic group in India's northeast. Statistics on the religion of the tribe; Estimated number of Nagas who were persecuted during their 50-year struggle with India; Discussion on the isolation of the Nagas.

  • Where Nectar Once Spilled.  // Time;2/15/1954, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p33 

    The article reports on the pilgrimage of Hindu pilgrims to the Ganges and Jumna Rivers in India for the great ceremony in 1954. A procession was led by holy men and the pilgrims rubbed the water into their skin and they eyes and drank it. The pilgrims went into the city of Allahabad, but they...

  • Baubles, Bangles, and Beads. Finnegan, Stephanie // Crafts Report;Sep2014, Vol. 40 Issue 461, p6 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses themes in the issue, including a focus on handcrafted jewelry, jewelry artisans, and the social role of jewelry.

  • Folk medicinal plants of the Nagas in India. Changkija, Sapu // Asian Folklore Studies;1999, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p205 

    Offers information on folk medicinal plants used by the Naga indigenous tribes in Nagaland, India. Nagas' beliefs and folk practices as based on past experience with various diseases and their cures; Local and scientific names of the plants; Description of how the Nagas use 109 plant species...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics