The Nagas have crafted ornamental accessories with such materials as beads, semi precious stones, seashells from far away shores, imported brass, leather, locally woven textiles and jungle products such as rattan, wild animals horn, ivory, bones or teeth, birds feathers and others. Those adornments are meant to indicate one’s status and rank and to display wealth. For the warriors and hunters it is additionally intended to inspire fear! Assembled over the past 25 years, during numerous discovery journeys in the remote mountain ranges of Northeast India, where the Naga tribal groups settled several hundred years ago. This collection illustrates the Naga peoples heritage and culture. It offers the reader an inside view into their jewellery and ornamental traditions. The more than 400 pieces featured in this book confirm the skills of the men and women who have harmoniously combined a large variety of materials, locally available or imported from afar, to create astonishing ornaments. This book has been written as a testimonial to their talents at a time when tribal traditions are fast disappearing around the world. An authoritative foreword by the French scholar Dr Antonio J. Guerreiro, gives the reader a glance into the lifestyle, social system and material culture of one of the most remote and mysterious indigenous groups in Asia.