This ceremonial head adornment consists of bird feathers attached to a wicker frame. A series of fibre strands are attached to the front of the hat to partially conceal the face of the owner. During ceremonial occasions, Bamileke headwear served as a layered 'material language' which spoke volumes about the social status of the wearer and their sphere of influence within the community.
Estimated Period: Mid 20th Century 1950's - 1960's
Ex Private Collection, Italy
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