Ceremonial headdress

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Ceremonial headdress
South East Asia, Burma, Ponnyo Nagas
Rattan, orchid stems and hair

Donated by WB Davidson, 1947
Museum number 1947-615-5

All Naga men, young or old, wore a form of headwear on ceremonial occasions. This one is plaited with rattan and orchid stems coloured with turmeric, crested with dyed red hair.

Ceremonial headdress
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