Ceremonial headdress comprising of died tail feathers of the young cockerel. The feathers have been stitched into a netted fibre head covering. Such hats were originally made from the red tail feathers of the African grey parrot. In view of the increasing scarcity of genuine parrot feathers owing to the bird being hunted to the brink of near extinction, craftsmen started to use the tail feathers from the young cockerel to create head adornments similar to this example.
Ex Private Collection, Belgium
Estimated Period: Second Half of 20th Century
H (Incl. Display Stand): 50cm
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