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Minority Tribes of Northeast India — People of Distinctive Cultures in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh
January 8th - March 28th, 2015

The people of the Nagaland are said to have originally come from the Indonesian islands. They travelled through Myanmar and settled on the plateau located in the most northeastern part of India. There, they established a self-sufficient society that endured many years of hardship. The Naga people split into thirty-two different tribes and developed distinctive cultures, including customs and costumes unique to each tribe. The exhibition will showcase forty items from the Nagaland, including a shawl with cowry shells sewn on in a bold circle pattern (photograph), a white textile with lightening motifs with discontinues supplementary weft weave, and a necklacemade of various beads, stones, and seashells. The exhibition will alsoinclude a display of twenty items from Arunachal Pradesh, such as tribal costumes and access.