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Feathered hair "Juju" Bamileke (N° 18150)
The sumptuous Bamileke headdresses in African art.
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African Prestige Show, worn by the notables, this copy offers a garnish of blue feathers. It was during the elephant dance, tso, that the members of the society Kuosi, Kwosi, sported these impressive headdresses. They were worn over a multi-coloured costume consisting of a large beaded mask with large circular ears, mbap mteng , a fabric cloth, ndop , adorned with monkey fur and a leopard belt. These dances took place during festive ceremonies and funerals. Hats were once made from parrot feathers, now wild guinea fowl, whose rarity came at a high cost. The feathers are attached to fabric-covered wooden strips, placed around a circular frame bounded by a basket of wicker fibers. A society originally composed of valiant warriors, the Kosi has evolved into an association of wealthy notables acting on the part of royalty in order to regulate the social order.
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|Origin||récolté in-situ 1997|
|Material(s)||plumes, wood, textile|
|Estimated dating||2ème halfxx°|
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