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Headdress Headdress

Headdress (sapaunpe), circlet of twisted wood shavings with pieces of brown cotton, wooden representation of a bear's head at front, worn by men in ceremonies: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Pagor Pagor

Pagor (headdress) consisting of cane and red cloth loops decorated with turquoise, coral and strings of pearl-like glass beads, and with two attached human hair plaits, style of headdress worn by women in southern Tibet, part of a woman's outfit held in place with cords and hooks: Tibet, 19th century AD

Headdress Headdress

Headdress, broad black brim with central cone painted with wrathful deity design, and with separate ornament and pad, part of a 'Black Hat' Cham Dance costume worn by Tibetan Buddhist monks: Tibet, 19th - early 20th century AD

Headdress pad Headdress pad

Headdress pad of black velvet, ring-shaped, for a separate headdress, part of a 'Black Hat' Cham Dance costume worn by Tibetan Buddhist monks: Tibet, 19th - early 20th century AD

Headdress ornament Headdress ornament

Headdress ornament, crested skull with peacock feathers and card scrolls, for a separate headdress, part of a 'Black Hat' Cham Dance costume worn by Tibetan Buddhist monks: Tibet, 19th - early 20th century AD

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Woman's headdress known as fengguan (phoenix crown), in form of a high domed crown, the wire frame covered with dragons, phoenixes and other motifs made from blue kingfisher feathers, with inscriptions formed by kingfisher feathers on 11 cartouches (one lost): China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Headdress Headdress

Black fur headdress stretched over a cane foundation with feathers as ornaments: Nagas of Assam

Headdress, chief's Headdress, chief's

Chief's headdress, with Bear crest frontlet on a cap, of carved and painted wood, decorated with feathers, sea lion whiskers and ermine: North America, USA, southern Alaska, Tlingit, c. 1860s

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Man's headdress, of tanned caribou skin mounted with seventeen grizzly bears' claws, the edge of the skin band overstitched with quills: North America, Canada, Northwest Territories, Dene, c. 1859

Helmet mask Helmet mask

Helmet mask of blackened wood, carved as a head with face and elaborate hairstyle, topped with a square pinnacle decoration and fringed with a few long strands of black raffia remaining at neck edge, Worn to represent the sowei spirit during masquerades performed by the female Sande Society: Africa, West Africa, Sierra Leone, Mende people

Headdress Headdress

Headdress or mask representing a bush cow, carved wood with horns and open mouth painted with white pigment on outside and red pigment on inside of mouth. Long shredded bast fibres attached to headdress, worn horizontally on top of the head: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Yola Province, Mumuye people, early 20th century

Headdress Headdress

Masquerade headdress of a female head, carved wood covered with skin, with lead eyes, plaited fibre hair, and basketwork neck: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria or Cameroon, probably Cross River, Ekoi, late 19th century

Mask Mask

Face mask of carved wood, wide eyed, open mouthed and painted with white pigment to represent the spirit world: Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon, Bafo people, 19th century

Headdress Headdress

Wooden headdress or mask carved with a female face with scarification marks topped with three human figures (a European male and female couple and a Muslim trader on horseback), a tortoise on either side are common characters in Yoruba folktales, with blue, white and ochre pigments, worn on top of the head as part of a Gelede society masquerade performance costume: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Western State, Yoruba people, early 20th century

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One of four headdresses made of barkcloth: Pacific Peoples, Fiji, mid - late 19th century

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Headdress worn by a warrior, close-fitting cap made of barkcloth over a frame of coiled coconut fibre cord: Pacific Peoples, Austral Islands

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