Three Naga Spears – Late 19th / Early 20th Century India/Burma – Ex Allan Stone Collection
The Naga are an ethnic minority of hill tribes living in Northeast India and Burma. Spears such as these belong to the group of ceremonial insignia which mark the Naga warrior’s status. The right to display these spears is granted by the elders to men who have demonstrated valor by taking a head, burning an enemy’s village or through other acts viewed as worthy.
Four Late 19th/Early 20th c. Carved wood, hair
Dims: 51″ x 3″ x 3″, 49″ x 2″ x 2″, 54″ x 2″ x 2″
Provenance: Allan Stone Collection, New York