Burmese Naga Hunter Shawl Ottoman

A one of a kind ottoman covered by an original and unusual, handwoven Naga shawl, most likely belonging to the Regma tribe, from the remote border of Nagaland in North-east India and Burma (Myanmar). Naga shawls have been worn as an indication of tribal belonging and status. They are traditionally embroidered using a porcupine needle. The animal and weapon motifs are symbolic of bravery and courage. The mithun (a buffalo or gaur-like creature) indicates the wealth of the wearer because only the rich could afford to keep or sacrifice it.

The tassels along two sides of the ottoman also belonged to the original shawl. The sides are plain black upholstery fabric.

Note that this particular piece has some wear and small holes in the black fabric at the top corners near the tassels - the price has been reduced accordingly compared to our matching Naga Hornbill ottoman.

Country of Origin: India

Size: 58cm square, 32cm height

Weight: 9.1kg

Product Code: A01-064

Price: Rs12,000

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