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Ear-decoration

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Ear-decoration
20th Century

Place of Origin: Kabui Naga, Manipur
Materials: Grass, feather, wool, bark
Dimensions: Dia. 11.5 cm. (approx.)
Acc. No. 64.1541

Stylized semi-circular fan-shaped, ceremonial ear-decoration made of blue feathers bark dyed yellow and red coloured wool, which is supported by the two wooden sticks. Such an intricately designed ear decoration is worn as part of the dance costume by Kabui Naga in the Manipur region. The colourful ear embellishment reminds the fan shaped ear decoration on the 'Monpa' mask, worn during the 'Thutotdam' dance of Arunachal Pradesh.

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