Asian Art - Helmet, Northeastern India

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Northeastern India
Rattan, bamboo
13" (33 cm) long by 4" (10 cm) high by 21" (53.4 cm) inner circumference
Late 19th to early 20th century

This tightly woven helmet is likely from a tribe in Northeastern India. Two small holes at the interior edge of the rim suggest it was at one time secured to the wearer's head with a leather or cotton cord.


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