Naga Antique Granary Door | Pair NC-00290
Trade Clients: Please login to view price
Naga Antique Authenticity ID: NC-00290
- NATURAL MATERIALS
Uniqwa Antique Naga Collection: A Rare & Exquisite Collectors' Piece
Discover the captivating Uniqwa Naga Antique Collection, a treasure salvaged from the enchanting Nagaland region in northeastern India. Nestled amidst the majestic Naga hills, rising gracefully from the Brahmaputra Valley, these extraordinary pieces hold a unique allure.
Hand-picked by Uniqwa's Head Designer, Charl van Heerden, these solid timber Naga Granary Doors hold significant cultural and historical value among the Naga people and have a fascinating history that dates back centuries.
In Naga society, the granary played a crucial role in storing food and protecting it from pests, theft, and natural elements. The granary doors served as the main entrance to these storage structures. Naga Granary Doors are intricately crafted, made from durable wood and adorned with symbolic carvings and designs.
The designs on Naga Granary Doors vary among the different tribes and sub-tribes of the Naga community. Each design carries cultural significance, reflecting the beliefs, traditions, and identity of the particular tribe. The carvings often depict animals, human figures, mythical creatures, and geometric patterns. These symbols represent various aspects of Naga life, including fertility, protection, ancestor worship, and spirituality.
Apart from their functional purpose, Naga Granary Doors were also regarded as a display of wealth and social standing within the community. The complexity and beauty of the carvings on the doors often indicated the status and prestige of the owner. The doors were considered a prized possession, reflecting the craftsmanship and artistic skills of the Naga people.
Over time, with changing socio-economic conditions and modernisation, the traditional use of granaries has diminished. As a result, Naga Granary Doors have transitioned from their original functional role to becoming sought-after cultural artifacts and collector's items. These doors have found a place in art galleries, museums, and private collections, showcasing the unique cultural heritage and artistic traditions of the Naga people.
The preservation and appreciation of Naga Granary Doors have also led to efforts to promote and revitalise traditional woodcarving skills among the Naga youth. By continuing the craftsmanship and reviving the traditional designs, the Naga community ensures the cultural legacy of these remarkable doors lives on for generations to come.
Width 92cm | Depth 20cm | Height 167cm
Authenticity no: NC-00290
Immerse yourself in the authenticity of the Uniqwa Naga Antique Collection with a carefully curated selection of Nagaland Granary Doors available. Each piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation and is accompanied by an authenticity certificate confirming its status as an original antique.
Each Granary Door is a testament to the artisans' skill, meticulously hand-carved from a single piece of timber, showing intricate chiselling, which adds an extra layer of detail and beauty to the craftsmanship.
Every Uniqwa piece has a story…
Our collections are mostly individually hand-made pieces. As most of our products are made from natural materials, texture, colour, and pattern may vary from piece to piece. Reclaimed timbers, naturally weathered materials and off-cuts otherwise discarded are frequently part of Uniqwa design features.
Natural splitting, cracking, and loss of natural oils may occur and form part of the characteristics and beauty of Uniqwa products. These are not viewed as imperfections or faults but as part of timber's natural life and beauty.
We believe the result of using natural materials and hand-crafted elements is a testament to the unique qualities found in materials originating from nature.
As every monitor displays different colour tones, the colour of pictures on our website and social media cannot be taken as a true colour indication of the actual products. Some product tones may appear to vary from catalogue or website images.
How to buy
Uniqwa trade clients can order via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our team on 07 5596 0884
The Public can purchase Uniqwa Collections through authorised design professionals and in selected furniture & home decor retailers Australia wide, internationally and online.
Find your nearest Uniqwa Collections' stockist here.
For further assistance please call our friendly customer service team on 07 5596 0884 or submit an email enquiry from this page.
Enquiries from outside Australia, please call +61 7 5596 0884 or email email@example.com
A testament to rich heritage & historical significance
accompanies each naga antique
Captured at Hongphoi village
Witness the captivating essence of Naga tribal life through @andreavanheerden.creative stunning photography.
vibrant & flavourful
The Naga tribe's traditional cooking is a vibrant and flavourful journey woven with fiery chillies, bamboo shoots, smoked meats, and communal feasts celebrating their rich culinary heritage and deep connection to nature.
In the mystical hills of Nagaland, the soulful melodies of bamboo flutes and the enchanting songs in the almost extinct Konyak Tribe language, profoundly express a rich cultural heritage and a captivating celebration of deep-rooted traditions.
Adorning the faces of Naga tribe warriors, the intricate and symbolic tattoos tell tales of courage, fierce warriors, lineage, and spiritual beliefs, etching a visual narrative that honours their ancestral heritage and evokes a powerful sense of identity and warrior spirit.
Ancestral hopes & dreams
Bearing the wisdom of generations in their weathered faces, elderly Naga tribe women are living vessels of history, embodying resilience, grace, and a timeless beauty that transcends age, inspiring respect and admiration for their invaluable contributions to their cultural legacy.