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>>1879 Angami warrior
Subject: warrior
Culture: Angami Naga
Setting: tribal warfare, Nagaland / Northeast Frontier of British India 19-20thc
Object: shawl

* Textile Museum of Canada > Colour and Light: Embroidery from India and Pakistan
"Shawl ('Elephant Cloth')  Eastern India, Manipur, 1940-60
Meitei community for Southern Nagas or Chakhesang Nagas  [...]
The mid-17th century ruler of Manipur presented his Naga allies with the first 'elephant cloth.'  These shawls continued to be woven by Manipuri Meitei weavers and worn by both Naga men and women well into the 20th century." [...]

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