This is an amazing Old Naga Yak Teeth Beads Belt with Beads worn at Tribal Ceremonies from the Naga Tribal People of Northern India. Yak Teeth and bone are the hallmarks of Old Naga Jewelry. Historically, the Naga were described as warriors and prolific headhunters, and by wearing belts they had places to store their knives. This old Naga Belt using Yak teeth is individually sewn on leather. Both ends of the belt are old twined fabric. The Naga people and their traditional costumes, jewelry and ornamentation plays a significant and very important role in a their lives. Jewelry can determine a man's status within his tribe, his accomplishments as a warrior and his wealth, not to mention the importance it plays in his ceremonial life. It is one of the few areas in the world where indigenous tribal groups and customs remain intact. This is a beautiful and significant old Yak Teeth Belt from the Naga tribal people. This belt would be a wonderful addition to your collection or your home, and what a conversation piece!
6 1/2" wide
10" wide front
64" total length from tie to tie
2-2 1/2" long
Collected in the field, shows age with chips and cracks and enamel loss on the Yak teeth. Some Teeth are missing or loose. The Belt is still in good condition and quite beautiful, but fragile.
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