This type of head adornment would have been worn as a symbol of status by a Maasai woman. Configured from intricate rows of tiny glass white beads, the tapering form of the hat allows it to sit securely on the crown of the head. White – the predominantly occurring colour of the adornment– is symbolic of purity within Maasai culture.
Estimated Period: Second Half of 20th Century
Ex Private Collection, Italy
H (Incl. Display Stand): 26cm
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