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Sangtam Rongsu Shawl



Sangtam Rongsu is a warrior shawl of the Sangtam Naga tribe of Nagaland. Only those men, especially the rich ones, who have performed the sacrifice of a ‘mithun’ (gaur) is entitled to wear this shawl. A ‘mithun’ symbolizes wealth.

In the olden days, the right to wear the shawl was given to those warriors who used to behead enemies during a battle. The shawl has a black background with four grey bands on both sides of it.



Updated on 12th February, 2016

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