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Headdress

A man’s conical shaped cane hat, decorated with coloured orchid stems and red and black dyed goat’s hair. Although the shape of these conical cane hats originated with the Kalyo-Kengyu, they...

Headdress

Barkcloth headdress to match the dance skirt (10/1949/1), decorated with seeds and cowrie shells....

Egungun headdress

Worn for occasions where ancestors are honoured. Headdress forms are regarded with different degrees of respect. This is an unusual carving which combines the traditional male ‘hunter’s tuft’ and a...

Guest Post – Spotlight on a Yoruba gelede mask

...carved wooden headdress and clothes of assorted fabrics. The headdress is an important part of a Gelede masquerade: it signifies social cohesion and association; each member should feel inclusive in......pupils have holes, which are not for seeing, but for the Great Spirit to enter and come to life. A typical headdress demonstrates the Gelede ideals, which are also expressed......approval of the Iyalashe to make the mask. Once her permission is obtained, the carver is commissioned and left to his artistic ability and imagination to sculpt the headdress. The...

Krokoti/ aokoiaki

The Kayapó are renown for their featherwork. Headdresses can signify leadership roles or individual status, and others are worn for specific rituals. This example was worn by men during name-giving...

Ogun headdress

A bearded face with a rudimentary hairstyle, surmounted by two plumes edged in black. Said to be a representation of Ogun, placed on a post in a shrine house and...