A large Bamileke 'elephant dance' feather headdress

A large Bamileke 'elephant dance' feather headdress

£2,800
Reference

4930

Comprising overlaid orange feathers, each attached to a reed. These were worn along with elephant masks at tribal funeral ceremonies.

West Cameroon, circa 1950s

The Bamileke make up the largest ethnic group in Cameroon, comprising several tribal chiefdoms. They are known for their elephant dance masks, which are worn for special events.

Dimensions:

Diameter 84 cm / 33 14"

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