These elaborately decorated beadwork crowns are worn by chiefs on ceremonial occasions where it is believed they aid him in taking on supernatural abilities.
The crowns frequently have a fringe of beads that hang over the wearers face. This creates a veil that is believed to screen those viewing the proceedings from the overwhelming glory of the chief in this godlike aspect.
Sourcing difficulty: 1 = very easy to find, 5 = very rare
300 - 500mm (H)
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