African Tribal Art - Headdress, Karamojong, Uganda/Kenya

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Emedot Headdress
Karamojong tribe, Uganda/Kenya
Feathers, felted human hair, clay, wire, aluminum rings
20th century
8.5" (21.6 cm) high by 7.5" (19 cm) wide by 6.5" 16.5 cm) deep
Ex. Merton D. Simpson
Catalog notes: "Amoung a selection of groups, including the Karamojong and Turkana, status and rank are indicated by the color of ostrich feathers attached to their coiffure. Upon the warrior's death, his hair was removed and used in the creation of a helmet of great prestige."



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